Building a new structure whilst preserving existing structural elements

Halifax Bus Station Y shape building with green plants on the roof

Integrating existing structural elements into an architectural design can be challenging. This is especially true when structures of historical importance need to form part of the new building. Building a new structure whilst preserving existing structural elements requires expertise and close collaboration between the client, architects, engineers and construction teams. The structural engineer is able […]

One City Park office design raises the bar for Bradford

Office block with curved perimeter

One City Park is a new 5-storey building that isn’t like any other office development in Bradford. The building’s modern architecture has an unusual curved shape with stepped roof terraces. The office employees will have views of the Mirror Pool fountains and the Venetian-style city hall with a 220ft bell tower. Part of the wider […]

Overcoming challenges with a collaborative approach

Elland Steel technical team discussing a project

Close collaboration helps to mitigate risks and find the best solutions to challenges. Good communication during the design stage is vital for sharing specialist knowledge, especially for tricky applications that require technical expertise. On both small applications and large complex projects, Elland Steel work with many industry specialists to find ways to overcome challenges and […]

How office architecture uplifts communities

4 photos of nice office architecture

Social value of office architecture Architects are able to influence positive change to drive long term transformation. This article looks at how office architecture uplifts communities by adding social value to commercial buildings. As Churchill put it, “We shape our buildings and afterwards our buildings shape us”. Office architecture is evolving to embed social value […]

Connecting the costs of a steel frame

How to design the most efficient steel connections: Despite accounting for less than 5-10% of the frame weight, connections influence between 40-60% of a frame’s total cost (according to the Steel Construction Institute) – a similar proportion to that of the steel itself. So taking the time to understand and carefully design these, and choose […]