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October 25 2011   :   Bridge Segment Mould Design for Tony Gee & Partners

We have just finished a detailed review of TGP's designs for segment moulds for use on precast segmental viaducts to carry the South Island line extension of the Hong Kong Mass Transit Railway.

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March 20 2011   :   Temporary Works for Benaim China in Hong Kong

David has recently returned from an intensive series of visits to Hong Kong where we have been assisting Benaim (China) Ltd with temporary works designs which they are preparing. The work is being carried out for several contractors working on complex road and rail infrastructure projects in Hong Kong and includes heavy excavation supports in reclaimed ground, temporary supports to bridges during demolition, temporary bridges, and traffic/utility supports over excavations.

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July 12 2010   :   Hurley Lock Cofferdams

Acting for Mackley Construction we have just completed the design of steel sheet pile cofferdams upstream and downstream of Hurley Lock on the River Thames in Oxfordshire. The sheet piles are supported by propping frames acting against the end walls of the existing structure and will allow dewatering of the lock for thorough maintenance and renovation.

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April 10 2010   :   Bournemouth University Kimmeridge House & RMA Sandhurst

We have recently completed the design of a system of temporary propping to support the existing floors and roof of a lecture theatre building for Leadbitter construction at Bournemouth University. The design included temporary foundations for the proprietary propping system supporting two reinforced concrete floor slabs and a timber roof while columns were removed and a new steel frame was installed.

We have also just completed the design of a very large access scaffold and temporary roof around a listed Victorian building at the Royal Military Academy in Sandhurst for Interserve Building. The scaffold is to be 85m by 40m on plan and 25m high.

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February 4 2010   :   Heron Tower Approaches Full Height

Heron Tower from Houndsditch

The new Heron Tower building on Bishopsgate in London is now approaching its full 43 storey height.

The hoist tower which we designed for UBS is on the right of the building. This tower extends to level 38 and a second "Top of Building Hoist" serves the smaller tower extending from level 38 to level 43.

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August 18 2009   :   Thames Tideway Tunnels Project

We have recently been appointed by BMT Isis to assist with their navigational and logistics support role for Thames Water on the Tideway Tunnels Project.

To minimise road traffic associated with the project the riverside shaft head sites will be supplied by river as much as possible. We are preparing outline designs for supply jetties, over-water working platforms, and a floating batching plant. We are also advising on construction methods and temporary works requirements for the shaft head works, culverts and valve chambers located within the river.

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May 10 2009   :   Docklands Light Railway Three-Car Project

We have recently completed an on site assignment for Taylor Woodrow Construction at Blackwall in East London.

The project involved the construction of a new light rail flyover forming part of a grade separated junction. We assisted with design and checking of falsework, formwork, and excavation support helping to ensure that the critical rail possession dates were met.

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May 6 2009   :   Free Standing Hoist Tower & Access Bridge

Kettering Hospital Hoist Tower

We have recently designed this free standing hoist tower and the associated access bridge for UBS at Kettering General Hospital.

The hoist tower resists overturning by means of holding down bolts and a concrete base slab. The bridge gives access to a third floor ward during refurbishment without obstructing corridors and stairways within the building.

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February 20 2009   :   Further Work at Felixstowe South Regeneration

We have recently completed an independent design check of the main wall piling gates at Felixstowe for Costain.

The gate structures support the permanent piles during driving. They are founded on temporary piles driven into the seabed in 15m deep water and are serviced entirely be floating plant. Due to their exposed location they were checked against stringent wind and wave loading criteria.

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January 12 2009   :   Ellis Design launch their new website

Ellis Design Associates New Web Site

Ellis Design launch their new website today. The new site has details of many of the projects we have worked on, with detailed photographs of many of them. Further photographs can be found in the Gallery section.

The site was created for us by Webcraft UK Ltd. Managing Director Nick Bowles commented:

“Ellis Design already had a lot of content on their website but it was difficult to navigate and not very search engine friendly. We are confident that having a new modern looking online portfolio showing their wide range of expertise and experience will pay dividends for the company in the coming months and years.”


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