Structural and Civil Consultants Ltd is a North-East based company offering a wide range of professional engineering services.

The firm has the unique advantage of having a team of senior engineers with unrivalled expertise in their fields, who remain directly involved in detailed design work and project management. This gives the company all the benefits of a small and friendly office, yet with the qualities of an international, highly-skilled organisation. The specialist areas reflect the diverse expertise of the directors:

The directors are both acknowledged leaders in their fields and are Fellows of both the ICE and IStructE. Robert Thorniley-Walker has been North-East Regional Chair of ICE  and Joe Foley is past Regional Chair of IStructE. The company also has one of the few Accredited Conservation Engineers in the North East and both directors act as advisers and lecturers for a number of professional groups, journals, and committees. 

In December 2015, Robert Thorniley-Walker was chosen as one of three key-note speakers for the World Federation of Engineering Organizations (WFEO) at the Paris Climate Change Conference.

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Steel Tree


“Steel Tree” for Helix Arts by Carl Fisher, a member of Colin Wilbourne’s team for the Wear Riverside Art Project. Although this steel sculpture was designed and created by the artist, the 20m high structure needed to be modelled on a computer to assess its structural stability.

Artists tend to push materials to the limit of their capabilities and methods of construction tend to differ from the usual site techniques.