Telford, UK

Wrekin Housing Trust, Telford

Wrekin Housing Trust

Project Description

Thomas Consulting were appointed to design the prestigious new head offices for The Wrekin Housing Trust in the centre of Telford in Shropshire.

The project required a full steelwork frame superstructure design which also encompassed a circular tower and a large full height glazed screen entrance screen.

The steel frame of the glazed entrance screenis fully visible within the full height lobby to the building. The design, therefore; required a visually appealing design, in terms of the structural arrangements.

Thomas Consulting’s solution was to adopt lightweight hollow steel sections and curved beams to support the lateral loadings. The main structural element in the screen consists of tubular ladder girders which span the full height of the building

The design also required the construction of an independent glazed roof canopy, which is designed and detailed to complement the adjacent screen.

A message from Thomas Consulting
Here at Thomas Consulting as other organisations during this time of uncertainty with COVID-19 we are responding to the Government recommendations to try and reduce the spread of the virus. Staff have been made aware of the steps that need to be taken if they show any signs of the infection or have been in contact with others with the symptoms and are updated with any changes daily. That said we are focused on delivering safe, reliable on-going support to both new and existing clients; having implemented measures to ensure that we are able to have staff working remotely (i.e. at home) reducing their contact both with each other and clients to keep all as safe as is possible.

Unfortunately site meetings are postponed until the current restrictions are reviewed and updated and each meeting/site visit will be assessed individually at that time. All other elements of each project will continue to be progressed where possible and each member of the team will be updating clients on their progress.

Thomas Consulting are committed to continue to review the Governments recommendations and make the necessary changes that enable our projects to be delivered on time collaboratively during this period with the minimum amount of risk.

Unfortunately this is going to be an ongoing process for the next few months with constant review; however should you need to contact any member of our team the following numbers will always be available during our normal working hours of 9am - 5pm Monday - Friday 01743 237940 (Shrewsbury), 01772 299040 (Chorley) and 01524 846022 (Lancaster).