Queen’s Court, East Grinstead.


Works are almost complete at Queen’s Court on Gary Monaghan’s five storey, 20 flat housing development for Download Housing Association, engineered by McCarey Simmonds. The project was architecturally designed and project managed by construction management specialists, Focus Consulting of Brighton.
Queen's Court, East Grinstead

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Lisson Gallery

McCarey Simmonds assist London Architect David E. Roberts on the extension to Lisson Gallery in London NW1.

The Lisson Gallery has been at the forefront of developments in contemporary art since 1967 and has maintained its position as an independent force in the international art world over three decades. The programme at Lisson New Space of solo shows by the most exciting and interesting artists emerging internationally takes forward this reputation to confirm the gallery’s position as one of the greatest supporters of artistic innovation and talent.

Structural Insulated Panel school construction in Maidstone, Kent.

Educational £1.4 million

Summer 2008 saw the handover of the new Linton Park Methodist School in Maidstone to The Medway Educational Trust. McCarey Simmonds were employed by both the trust for the detailed substructure foundation design and by Build-it-Green, specialists in the supply and construction of pre-engineered structural insulated panel building systems, for the detailed superstructure design. Architecture was by Brighton firm, Folkes Architects.

Educational £1.4 million

Royal York Buildings, Old Steine, Brighton.

51 Bed Hotel with 8 Penthouse Appartments. £3 million

Royal York Hotel opened for business on Valentines weekend 2008. This marked completion of conversion works reinstating it back to it’s formal glory as one of Brighton’s most prominent hotels located at the end of the picturesque ‘Old Steine’ in the heart of the town.

McCarey Simmonds were responsible for the structural alteration and repair works to the main building, most recently used as council records and registary office, bringing it back to it’s original use as a 51 bedroom hotel. The roof structure was modified to form 8 penthouse appartments with stunning views across Brighton and the sea.

St Pauls Church, Long Lane, Finchley.

Construction is underway on the extension to St Paul’s Church in Finchley, which includes for a Glulam framed hall and adjoining meeting rooms. McCarey Simmonds are responsible for the superstructure design, with Lucking and Clark, who are the client supervising engineers, being responsible for the foundations package.

City View, Saffron Hill/Farringdon Point, 29-35 Farringdon Road, London.

High quality residential development. £4.2 million

Works near completion to create three storeys of high quality residential roof top apartments on top of an existing five storey commercial and office building at Farringdon Point in central London.

The new construction is a combination of Structural Insulated Panels and commercial timber frame, all specially designed and detailed by McCarey Simmonds to minimise the increase in load on the existing building structure. The structure is fabricated and erected by specialists, Build it Green, for design and build contractors Vector Build Limited all working to a demanding 50 week program for Farringdon Point Limited.

Stanstead Road, London. SE23

14 private duplex appartments

We are now in the process of carrying out the detailed superstructure design of 14 private duplex appartments in southeast London on behalf of our client, OFP.

The appartments, architecturally designed by The Crawford Partnership, are part five and four storey with underground parking and are constructed on a former petrol filling station site in Lewisham.

The structure employs the latest timber framing techniques utilising Finnforest’s engineered timber Finnjoist to form both the wall panelsand the separating floors. Finnjoist’s, which are produced with a low and uniform moisture content virtually eradicate shrinkage and thus provide a stable structure allowing the architects to specify a part rendered exterior finish. Incorporating Finnjoist’s for the separating floors as continuously spanning joists assists with complying with current Building Regulation Disproportionate Collapse prevention requirements.