Marks Heeley Ltd were engaged by Galliford Try as part of their design and build bid for a major refurbishment of the structural/mechanical Laboratories at the De Montford University, Leicester.
The works generally comprised the provision of a large mezzanine floor with office accommodation over and link bridges to existing surrounding mezzanine walkways.
Employers information provided structural engineering proposals in respect of the works and providing a large number of internal columns to the ground floor footprints.
Marks Heeley Ltd developed a alternative solution making use of long span asymetric cell beams with an insitu/composite concrete slab on super holorib decking.
Feature columns were provided using circular hollow sections and adjacent the existing perimeter walls of the laboratory buildings.