Howgrave Hall Slurry Lagoon, Sinderby

Structural & Civil Consultants were called upon to:

• Carry out an inspection & review the existing civil engineering design, ensuring the stability of the slopes.

• Make recommendations to improve the slope where required.

Fishpond Wood

Structural & Civil Consultants were appointed by Harrogate Borough Council to provide a condition report for the dam at Fishpond Wood, Bewerley, Niderdale. This C18th dam & the surrounding site is of great natural environment interest. Investigations involved:

•Geotechnical investigations

•A historical assessment

•Tree surveys

Following the investigations S&CC made various recommendations on how the adequacy of the dam could be improved and maintained.



Leyburn Slurry Lagoon

Structural & Civil Consultants were tasked with reviewing:

The existing layout and construction of the lagoon

The potential flood risk

The manner of operation




Meik's Lighthouse

The lighthouse was constructed in 1856 on the south breakwater to protect the expanding port of Sunderland. It was designed by Thomas Meik, a prominent figure involved in the development of the ports and railways in the north. The lighthouse was moved to its current location in Roker Cliff Park after works to partly dismantle the south pier in 1983.

The lighthouse is a significant and much loved local landmark.

S&CC Ltd were involved in the regeneration of the heritage structure. Repairs involved:

                          • Adding support brackets to the intricate spiral staircase. Which was designed to be compatible with the existing structure but identifiable as a modern intervention.
                          • New floor plates and ladders to allow access for maintenance and visitors.
                          • Paint finishes and materials designed to protect new and existing elements against the harsh marine environment and bimetallic corrosion,

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Whitehaven Lighthouse 

Inspection and assessment of Grade II Listed West Pier Lighthouse. Proposed remedial works include removal of the failed paint system and surplus rust on the cast iron lantern. A new protective coating will be applied.
















Roker Pier 

The Practice has undertaken the inspection of many sea walls. We were appointed by Sunderland Council to inspect Roker pier and put together a maintenance plan as part of a scheme to repair and restore the Grade II listed pier, together with the lighthouse and connecting tunnel.

Roker pier and lighthouse together provide an excellent example of a large-scale Victorian engineering project.

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Sunderland Transport Interchange

a3-05Slabs were cast to form the future roof of the underground station. This station was one of the first to be designed under new legislation following the Kings Cross Underground fire, sufficient headroom was required for smoke extraction to enable a train to burn safely at the platform.

Isolated Piles

a3-04Enabling Works for a future underground metro station beneath the new bus station involved creating retaining walls using contiguous augered piles. Isolated piles were installed to become future columns along the platforms.

Load Bearing Retaining Walls

Beams up to 3m deep were cast to span between columns and across  the future tracks. Lines of contiguous augered piles were connected at the top with deep concrete beams. These formed the load bearing retaining walls of  themetro station and track. The roof slab was cast across the top between the two lines of piles.  





Enabling Works

The detailed design for the Enabling Works was carried out under a design-and-build contract that enabled us to concentrate on the detailed design of the bus station structures above (see sheet 2 of 3). Construction of the bus station commenced as soon as the enabling works were complete.