News

03rd November, 2016

Basements - avoid the pitfalls

In heavily urbanised areas such as London and the south-east, going underground can dramatically increase the commercial value of a development. However, the complexities of basement design are often out-weighed by the risks that arise b...

01st November, 2016

Appointed by Yorkshire-based Kirklees College on new campus developments

One of the biggest colleges in the country has appointed Hydrock to undertake work on two of its latest landmark campus developments.  Kirklees College in Yorkshire has multiple learning centres across the Kirklees area following the mer...

07th October, 2016

Delivering key infrastructure assessments for proposed strategic rail freight interchange

Hydrock has been appointed by Ashfield Land to deliver key aspects of the pre-planning work for Rail Central, a proposed new Strategic Rail Freight Interchange (SRFI) with associated logistics/warehouse buildings in Northamptonshire.Rail...

30th September, 2016

Hydrock appointed to proposed major Cardiff Bay regeneration scheme

Ambitious plans for a mixed-use regeneration development for Cardiff Bay have been announced, and Hydrock is on the team to deliver early stage design.The proposals for the Dolffin Quay scheme include hundreds of residential units includ...

23rd September, 2016

The private rented sector: can engineering create value?

The story goes that the kings of Siam gifted white elephants to courtiers they disliked, ruining them with the financial burden that came with maintaining such a creature.Nobody wants a white elephant.The Private Rented Sector (PRS) - th...

01st September, 2016

Matt Hilton steps up as Managing Director of Hydrock Consultants Ltd

Hydrock is delighted to confirm that current Board Director, Dr Matt Hilton, has taken on greater responsibility for the overall development of the business in a new role as Managing Director of Hydrock Consultants Ltd.Working with the c...

11th August, 2016

Hydrock’s highways and infrastructure advice helps secure planning approval for 345,000 sq ft industrial unit at CORE 42

Hydrock has acted as a key advisor to Hodgetts Estates to secure planning permission from North Warwickshire Planning & Development Board for their CORE 1 bigbox unit at CORE 42 in the Midlands. The CORE 1 unit will be 345,414 sq ft ...

25th July, 2016

Hydrock instructed as designers for landmark £21m Great Western Academy, Swindon

Hydrock has been instructed by BAM Construction to provide mechanical and electrical, and civil and structural engineering services for the proposed new £21 million building for Great Western Academy (GWA) in Swindon. Commissioned by the...

21st July, 2016

Hydrock Directors elected as Fellows of the CIHT

Two of Hydrock’s directors have been elected as Fellows of the Chartered Institute of Highways and Transportation (CIHT).Sarah Burrows, Infrastructure and Civils Director, and James McKechnie, Transportation South Director, have achieved...

28th June, 2016

Hydrock proud to be a signatory to CIHT’s Diversity and Inclusion Charter

Launched on National Women in Engineering Day on 23rd June 2016, Hydrock is proud to be one of the first signatories to the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation’s (CIHT) Diversity and Inclusion Charter. The Charter aims t...

27th June, 2016

Hydrock appointed to appraise transport issues within historic Porthcurno Valley, Cornwall

Hydrock has been appointed by the Porthcurno Coastal Community Team (PCCT) to appraise the traffic and transport issues associated with the route into the Porthcurno Valley, Cornwall.This small corner of Cornwall is designated an Area of...

23rd June, 2016

Celebrating National Women in Engineering Day 2016

In celebration of National Women in Engineering Day, we asked a number of our female engineers, at different stages of their careers, to describe what’s influenced and inspired them and what advice they have for future generations studyi...