7 October 2009
WYG Engineering is celebrating a ‘highly commended’ award from the Institution of Structural Engineers Yorkshire Branch for their work on the £35 million Broadgate Development in the Headrow, Leeds.
Appointed by the developer, Capital and Counties Group, and subsequently novated to main contractor Wates Construction, WYG’s civil and structural team provided services on the refurbishment of the 1930’s built department store to transform it into a high specification mixed use space.
The judges commented: “The design demanded the full breadth of structural engineering skills to incorporate the new structure and accommodate the proposed uses. The judges highly commend the design and the approaches of the engineers to answer the requirements of a difficult refurbishment”.
Boasting the largest office floor plate in Leeds and based around three cores and a breathtaking central atrium, the flexible design retains the unique heritage and character of this landmark building.
WYG Environment Planning Transport was also involved in this project, undertaking asbestos, town planning and transportation services for the client.
Image L-R: David Richardson, Nicola Testo, Chris Ludlam, Anthony Longbottom - all from WYG; Graham Owens - President IStructE; Ben Woodwiss and Richard Dew - both from WYG