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News: 16 April 2020

Planning approved for Brunel Engine Shed

We are delighted to announce that planning approval has been granted by Buckinghamshire Council for our Brunel Engine Shed project.

The existing Grade II Listed structure will be sensitively refurbished to create space for a mix of new commercial uses while adding a CLT and Glulam extension to mirror the form of the existing building. The extension and refurbishment of the Victorian era building uses modern and sustainable methods of construction to restore and respect its industrial heritage.


Kelly Harrison, Associate and Timber Lead at Heyne Tillett Steel, said:

'The structure of the extension takes inspiration from Brunel's continuous pursuit of innovation and will use tapered sections of engineered timber to put material where the forces are highest, creating an extremely efficient and visually expressive design. Restoring the existing fabric is a wonderful challenge. The existing timber is in great condition for its age and we are able to re-use previously demolished truss sections, which have been stored in the building, to repair the roof where needed.'

Nicola Rutt, Partner and Head of Workplace at Hawkins\Brown, said:

'The grade II listed engine shed has all the characteristics that make former industrial buildings such fantastic candidates for rehabilitation with flexible and robust, high-volume spaces and a rich history.'



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