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Residential Sector Case Study: Castle Estate Road, Clyro, Powys

Intrado were appointed as Engineers for the residential development of 13 low carbon homes being supported by Welsh Government through the Innovative Housing Programme (IHP). The development, which is being constructed by Bridgend-based Jehu Group, consists of two four-bedroomed houses, four two-bedroomed houses, one two-bedroomed bungalow, two one-bedroomed bungalows and four one-bedroomed flats. As part of this exciting development, integrated flexible spaces have been included that would allow tenants to live in their homes for life and address the needed spaces introduced by the coronavirus pandemic for home-schooling and working from home. The development is also trailing new heating solutions, construction methods to achieve a high thermal rating to the walls, floors and ceilings and flexible living spaces with a strong focus on Welsh timber....

Commercial Sector Case Study: Lakeside

Intrado were the appointed Civil and Structural Engineers on the refurbishment and extension of commercial units and 15 new apartments at Clearwater Way in Cyncoed, Cardiff. The development will provide a commercial centre that the local area deserves. With no designated local centre for at least a mile in any direction, the proposed development will vastly enhance the vernacular and be a vibrant addition to the community. Project: Lakeside, Clearwater Way Client: Silver Crescent Developments

Residential Sector Case Study: Caldicot Road, Caerau

Intrado were appointed as Engineers for the residential development of 16 affordable homes at Caldicot Road, Caerau. The successful development required that construction was to Welsh Government Quality Requirements specifications. The scheme is part of the Cardiff Council's housing development programme, which aims to deliver more than 1,000 council homes in Cardiff by 2022, and a total of 2,000 new homes in the coming years. Project: Caldicot Road, Caerau Client: Cardiff City Council

Newbridge Comprehensive School, Newbridge

Intrado were appointed as Engineers for the £2 million scheme at Newbridge Comprehensive School.  The project consisted the demolition of the existing single storey Music and Drama rooms and replaced with a three storey, nine classroom steel framed structure with composite floor and a steel frame cladding system.  The project was a Design & Build with R&M Williams. Project: Newbridge Comprehensive School Extension Client: Caerphilly County Borough Council Education Department Cost: £2 million

Rougemont School, Newport

Intrado were appointed and civil and structural engineers for the £3.5 million 600 seater Auditorium, Refectory and Sixth Form Centre with roof terrace.  The new build will also feature additional teaching and co-curricular facilities.   The steel frame was designed to suit the architectural intent for the scheme.  This was achieved with a braced steel frame with long span castellated beam to accommodate the large double storey auditorium. Project: 600 seater auditorium, refectory & sixth form centre Client: Rougemont School Cost: £3.5 million

Care Sector Case Study: Whiteley Village

Intrado were the appointed Civil and Structural Engineers on the Care Hub at Whiteley Village in Surrey.  The new care hub provides a modern 30-bed care home across two floors plus communal space for residents. Also a bistro style café, offices and health suite offers facilities for all village residents to enjoy.  The new care hub revolutionises the way Whiteley offers clinical care within the community, providing intensive care capacity for up to 30 people with complex needs associated with old age. This includes space for visiting families to stay with their loved ones, consultation rooms for visiting health professionals from the local GP practice/NHS, therapy space, and a large café to provide a new social venue at the heart of the village.   The...

Care Sector Case Study: Westgate, Abergavenny

Intrado were the appointed Civil and Structural Engineers on this 2 storey care home with the ancillary spaces dedicated to a small wing in Abergavenny, South Wales.  The project provides a 70 bed care home for elderly people requiring specialist nursing and dementia care. The structural design is timber frame with traditional strip foundations.  Being part of a wider development the access road and drainage connections are provided by others.  The on-site drainage includes for attenuation to reduce the surface water run-off from the site. Project: Westgate, Abergavenny Client: Castleoak Value: £3.2  million

Care Sector Case Study: Midland Way Thornbury

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Intrado are the appointed Civil and Structural Engineers on this 2/3 storey state of the art carehome in Thornbury, South Gloucestershire.  The project will provide a 70 bed carehome for residential, nursing and dementia care. The structural design is traditional load bearing masonry with strip foundations.  Being part of a wider development by Newland Homes the access road and drainage connections are provided by others.  The on-site drainage includes for attenuation to reduce the surface water run-off from the site. Project: Midland Way, Thornbury Client: Castleoak Value: £8.8 million