Structural Engineers for Channel 4′s Grand Designs, Brighton

Residential, £1.0 million.
Works near completion on site at 42 Withdean Road, Brighton on a four storey residential house, constructed into the hillside overlooking the town, for business entrepreneur and keen artist, Barry Surtees. McCarey Simmonds were responsible for the structural engineering design of the superstructure, retaining walls and foundations. Designed by Brighton Architect, Bernard Howells, the construction was filmed as part of Channel 4 Television’s Grand Designs series.

The open glazed structure is formed in steelwork with precast concrete floors. The basement retaining wall structure, including indoor pool, are formed in Caltite waterproof concrete. An interesting feature is the glazed roof top bedroom pod that cantilevers dramatically over the front and rear of the building. The pod gives access to a roof top garden along with spectacular views across Brighton.