Extensive retrofit to deliver a more sustainable and improved building for University College London.
Our Specialist Service
Ecofurbishment is our economical remodelling and retrofitting of existing buildings using intelligent structural engineering techniques.
Our Ecofurbishment service harnesses the power of the circular economy to design out the concept of ‘end of life’ for structures, by ensuring that through sustainable engineering approaches they can be reused or repurposed in a continuous loop.
With over 60 years of involvement in refurbishment and retrofit projects, we have honed our approach to deliver exceptional value to clients and teams.
Our approach swiftly identifies uncertainties in proposed works, ensuring accurate cost assessment during the feasibility stage. Drawing on our extensive experience and knowledge of construction materials, we provide prompt and confident advice for finding suitable solutions. This mitigates risks associated with budget assessment and pre-planning design development.
As leading structural engineers with expertise in remodelling structures, we bring a unique perspective to your project, emphasising Ecofurbishment ethos:
Quick and precise advice to seize new opportunities.
Valuable feasibility-stage guidance for understanding and cost-estimating risks.
Strong support for planning applications, leveraging our esteemed track record.
Assurance that we always have positive solutions at every stage.
A commitment to innovation, regardless of the challenges we encounter.
We conduct a meticulous appraisal of the existing structure, reviewing archival data and organising intrusive investigations when necessary.
Analyse: We thoroughly analyse the structure in relation to the proposed remodelling, assessing loading allowances and load paths down to the foundations.
If analysis reveals non-compliance with design codes due to loading or alternative load paths, we strategize load testing on key structural elements to confirm their actual capacity.
If a structural element fails a load test, our experienced team investigates methods to strengthen or alter the load path for that element.
Once a strengthening strategy is determined, we deliver coordinated design solutions in collaboration with architects and service engineers.
At Curtins, we apply our expertise to ensure successful remodelling projects with a focus on efficiency, innovation, and optimal outcomes.
The three 11-storey residential blocks provide 107 affordable homes for Portsmouth City Council.
An eco office created in a refurbished steel framed building in Aztec West Business Park.
The project comprised the refurbishment of one of Liverpool’s most famous buildings to provide a major new hub for HMRC.
Refurbishment and extension of the old Charters Building at 102 New Street to provide 112000sqft of CAT A offices
Conversion of the existing industrial building into the new Bottle Yard film studios.
Led by Stefano Strazzullo, we hosted an event in Cambridge that brought together experts to demonstrate on how carbon reduction, MMC and intelligent design align to deliver lower embodied carbon solutions.
As one of Curtins’ leading specialists on RAAC, Janice Smith, Director – Scotland was invited by both the IStructE and APSE to present on the topic during February.
We’re delighted that our work on Mentec House in Dun Laoghaire has been shortlisted at the Irish Construction Excellence Awards 2024.