Nathan and Lloyd recently successfully presented their first joint ICE lunchtime presentation at the newly converted John Peel Centre for Creative Arts, which was also the subject of the presentation.
Jonathan has been involved with a number of local schools as a “STEM” (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Ambassador showing the students how structural engineering is a key part of most things around us. He recently spent a morning at Howard Community Primary School year old pupils all about pin-jointed trusses and bridge girders.
Nathan and Lloyd are now both “STEM” ambassadors and will be undertaking similar workshops to Jonathan.
Noah’s Ark is a project to provide terminal ill children and their families with a stress free and relaxing environment.
The building once completed will provide accommodation for the children and their families.
The project is funded by public donations.
Morrish and Partners have provided structural and civil engineering services during the planning and tender stages of the scheme as well as full construction drawings and design work to enable the project to be built.
The scheme included SUDs features such as green roofs, swales, ponds etc. and has a split level ground floor due to the site levels and the design includes a semi-basement construction, central courtyard and there are areas around the main building to provide a tranquil, relaxing and stress free environment for the children and their families, these include a garden of contemplation, meadow jetty, wetland area which includes the surface water attenuation ponds, which have been designed as dual purpose to provide attenuation for the surface water and leisure facilities for the hospice and the adjacent environmental centre, there is also a woodland walk and boardwalk which has an elevated walkway amongst the existing tree canopies, the walkway structure involved the careful design of screw piled foundation so that the existing tree roots were not harmed.
Nathan has successfully completed his BSc degree in civil engineering, passing with honours.
He recently attended the presentation ceremony at the Corn Exchange in Suffolk with his proud family in attendance to see him receive his degree.
Morrish and Partners were called in to provide advice on the structural stability and safety of the building remains following a major fire, which damaged a large part of the listed building.
Robert Price provided advice and temporary works design for the scaffolding/façade retention which been shrouded in a bespoke screen printed image of the original building.
In partnership with Kier Construction we are providing full structural and civil engineering services for a design and build project to provide 79 extra care units within the city of Peterborough for a housing association.
Morrish have continued support with a previous project by assisting elected students in the design of a 'Green Alley'.
Both Jonathan and Lloyd Aided Engineering Students from Suffolk One, Ipswich among other industry professtions in surveying the Alley, adding more practicalities to their ideas to make them a reality.
Designs included rain water harvesting, mini-best homes and various types of plantation.