The Gleeson Practice's experience ranges from providing Structural Engineering Services related to the refurbishment of existing historical buildings through to the provision of high tech warehouse facilities. The Practice has also considerable experience in the structural design of commercial facilities, mixed use developments & retail developments.
Project Management & Monitoring
The We can fulfil the role of client representative where projects are developed and constructed by third parties under Development Agreements. In fulfilling this role, the Practice on behalf of the client monitors the development of the brief for the project and liaises with other the other professionals involved such as the legal team and the property advisors. The Practice can also assist client during the letting process and monitors on behalf of the landlord's fit out process carried out by tenants.
The Practice has always been involved in Value Engineering for various forms of construction on behalf of our clients. Research studies on the maintenance and design life of a building and its components are evaluated against the capital cost of the initial development. We strive to keep pace with the constantly changing demands of Consulting Engineering.
In co-operation with Chris Southgate we have long standing experience as Conservation consultants. We specialise in non-destructive investigative techniques in the interest of preserving the historic fabric of our building stock. We have vast experience working with and understanding historic structures. The Conservation Principles applied by us have proven invaluable to many historic projects.
We offer a broad range of services including fabric analysis and documentary research to the execution of condition surveys, architectural services, independent expert advice relating to corrective action for building decay and detailed specifications for carrying out specialist conservation work on site. A full Project Management Service from inception to completion of projects is offered.
Heritage Appraisal & Assessment
In assessing a site or building, we look to understand its significance across a number of headings and in the context of relevant statutory designations (protected structures or monuments). We examine the Architectural, Art-Historical, Historical and Cultural values associated with the location. We then recommend Conservation Strategies to protect and mitigate impact based upon a thorough understanding and analysis of the site as a whole.
Planning & Development Advice
We are able to assist clients through the planning process based upon our range of skills and experience. Using a Conservation Plan approach to establish an understanding of a designated site, it is possible to show that new development and conservation need not be mutually exclusive and that sympathetic solutions exist for sensitive sites.