News

12th November, 2018

Roger Bareham achieves role of Conservation Accredited Engineer

Roger Bareham, an experienced Technical Director in our structural engineering business, is celebrating passing the rigorous industry assessments to be recognised as a Conservation Accredited Engineer.

06th November, 2018

Film commissioned to celebrate 500 years of engineering innovation in Plymouth

The Institution of Civil Engineers has commissioned a new film ‘Engineering Plymouth’, supported by Hydrock, celebrating how civil engineers have helped to shape the city over the last 500 years.

02nd November, 2018

What a Fitbit can teach us in creating high-performing, sustainable buildings

We have the capability to design high-performing buildings. But how can we call them sustainable if we have no feedback loop in place to monitor and regulate how they are used. Matt Wynn argues what we can learn from Fitbit technology.

30th October, 2018

Multi-disciplinary advice helps secure planning for landmark footbridge in Pontypridd

Hydrock’s team in Cardiff has delivered feasibility studies and detailed engineering design to help secure planning permission for a £2m footbridge hailed as a major project within the regeneration of Pontypridd.

25th October, 2018

Why the BBC painted an unfair picture of integrated transport planning

Did the BBC paint an unfair picture of our industry’s approach to residential planning? We think so. Working with house builders and local authorities our experience is of well-planned developments, integrated with transport networks.

23rd October, 2018

Finding the space: dealing with mandatory SuDS on Welsh development sites

From January 7th 2019, all proposed new developments in Wales must include Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) as recognised by Schedule 3 of the Flood and Water Management Act 2010. So what does this mean for development sites?

15th October, 2018

Asbestos in soils – addressing the risks

James Macfarlane, Hydrock’s specialist lead on managing the risks associated with asbestos in soils, recently gave a Q&A interview to Brownfield Briefing ahead of his session at the Brownfield Land Wales 2018 conference.

11th October, 2018

Ground investigation work contributes to planning application for 282 homes in Stretford, Manchester

Our geo-environmental team in Manchester undertook ground investigations at a former gas meter factory site near Old Trafford in preparation for the submission of a major residential planning application.

09th October, 2018

Planning secured for 900,000 sq ft of logistics space in Haydock, Merseyside

Hydrock’s specialist logistics team has played a key role in helping Bericote secure planning approval for two warehouses on a 91-acre site in Haydock off Junction 23 of the M6.

04th October, 2018

Construction starts on inland surfing destination, The Wave Bristol

Construction has begun on a visionary inland surfing destination, The Wave Bristol. Hydrock has been involved in the project since 2012, providing a full complement of multidisciplinary engineering services.

03rd October, 2018

Update: Shared Space Schemes guidance from Hydrock

We have updated our earlier guidance note on the implications for shared space schemes following clarification from Government that there has not been a blanket ‘pause’ on the use of level surface.

21st September, 2018

Hydrock helps secure planning for refurbishment of historic Generator Building, Bristol

We provided specialist engineering expertise to Finzels Reach developer, Cubex, for the proposed £12 million renovation of Bristol’s Generator Building into five floors of premium office space, which has now secured planning permission.