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Celebrating Hilton House

WML Consulting - Tuesday, September 29, 2020
Success at Hilton House
WML are celebrating the success of Hilton House, which is to be featured in the IStructE Structural Awards 2020.

WML undertook initial building inspections, desk and feasibility studies. The project comprised demolition and re-provision of extended upper storeys realising c8000sqft of modern open plan office floor space. 

Original archive information unearthed at the Central Library in Manchester, along with a building topographical survey and site inspection, provided the basis of the initial assessment and structural options. 

It was a client and architectural aspiration to keep structural interventions to a minimum and to expose the existing structure wherever possible – to celebrate the buildings past and incorporate it into its future. The hollow pot floor soffits were proposed to be on show in the new offices.

By balancing the demolition of heavier structure with the provision of lighter new structure, the upper floors could be extended out without the need for costly structural alterations throughout the building.

The existing tiered arrangement was achieved with transfer beams. The required demolition would leave some tricky new support arrangements and justification of existing structure to work in new ways.

The works were completed in early 2020, giving the building a new lease of life and providing Manchester with new, inspirational office space. 





Stevenage Science Centre opens

WML Consulting - Friday, January 27, 2017

Following WML's role assisting Bouygues in the construction of the EADS Mars Rover Test Facility and Fabrication Building (2014/15), we are proud to have worked together on the successful delivery of the new Mars rover Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths (STEM) centre at EADS in Stevenage - opened today by Major Tim Peake.

The new centre aims to "inspire the next generation of engineers and scientists"...


Astronaut Tim Peake opens Stevenage science centre

The Sharp Project - UK's Most Innovative Workspace

WML Consulting - Wednesday, October 15, 2014
The Sharp Building has been named the UK’s most innovative workspace at the British Council for Offices’ national awards in London this week.



New Entrance for Ashton 6th Form

WML Consulting - Friday, May 23, 2014

Prestigious Ashton-Under-Lyne 6th Form College Entrance Pavillion is now complete. 


Our previous work at Ashton-Under-Lyne can be found here


ExoMars Rover Project

WML Consulting - Thursday, March 27, 2014

ExoMars Rover Project Featured on BBC News Website. The project by Airbus has been built to mimic the surface of Mars in order to test various Rover devices planned to be released on Mars in 2018.

WML provided structural services input into the design and detailing of this exciting facility for Bouygues E&S Ltd who acted as main contractor on the scheme.



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