Industrial / Commercial

Thomas Consulting have extensive experience in the design of large span industrial buildings and structures. By utilising modern 3D analytical software tools, we provide Eurocode compliant cost-effective solutions using efficient portal frame designs and other forms of large span roof structures. We also have extensive design knowledge of substructures and ground slabs for tolerance critical installations such as high bay racking or heavily loaded machine foundations and bases. We also undertake assessments of existing industrial buildings that need upgrading, adaption or modifying for change of use or increased loading.      


  • Design of large span roofs using steel portal frames, latticed trusses and other structural forms.
  • Crane runway beam and supporting lattice column designs
  • Support structure design for heavy mechanical installations including assessments for fatigue and vibration.
  • Design of deep foundations, concrete sub-structures and retaining walls
  • Slab and sub-structure design for high bay racking
  • Complex Finite Element Analysis and design including fatigue and component analysis.
  • Structural capacity assessment of existing structures for modification or adaption for higher loading.


Engineering projects
DESIGNED & completed
by Thomas Consulting
in the UK aLONE

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).