CampbellReith is a leading firm of consulting engineers providing structural, civil, environmental, geotechnical, highways & transport services working in the UK and overseas. The Practice was established in 1960 and has a strong reputation for the imaginative use of specialist technical knowledge and for providing innovative and efficient solutions to engineering designs.
The Practice operates as a Limited Liability Partnership and is a member firm of the Association of Consulting Engineers (ACE). The practice generally operates within the guidance frameworks laid down by the ACE and Engineering Institutions to ensure that clients receive an independent and highly professional service.
The Practice is very experienced in working as part of a multidisciplinary team on both large and small projects and is able to effectively perform any appropriate role from team member to team leader. We are structured and organised to deal with a wide spectrum of projects in terms of size, type and location. Projects having a total construction cost in the range £2 million to £250 million are regularly carried out although the Practice is able to provide services on individual projects of a much larger scale. For example we are part of the consultancy team for the £8bn redevelopment of the Earls Court area in London. Every project becomes the personal responsibility of one of our Partners.
Proton Beam Facility, NHS / University College London - £150m
Designed by architects Scott Tallon Walker in association with Edward Williams Architects, this specialist hospital is dedicated to delivering advanced cancer treatment and surgical services in central London.
The facility is one of the first of its kind in the UK and will form part of a new national high energy proton beam therapy programme run by the NHS. Proton beam therapy is a highly targeted form of radio therapy capable of treating tumours in hard to reach areas, with the potential to minimise damage to nearby tissue and other side effects.
The facility consists of a 5 storey 220,000ft2 Oncology and Haematology centre, providing inpatient treatment facilities, including 7 operating theatres. A Proton Beam Therapy Centre of 80,000ft2 arranged over five levels is located below ground (to a maximum depth 28.5m). Above ground, a structural grid of 9m x 9m was adopted, resulting from structural efficiency versus cost optimisation combined with clinical space planning. Structure-borne vibration was a key design criteria. Early in the process a range of options were presented by CampbellReith.
In addition to providing structural engineering design services, CampbellReith’s team of specialist in-house geotechnical engineers, environmental scientists and infrastructure engineers form an integral part of our project team, delivering both specific project services and providing additional advice to our structural engineers to enable the formulation of the optimum building solution.
District Hospitals, Ghana - $175m
CampbellReith has been appointed to provide multi-disciplinary advice and design support to NMSi for the delivery of six number 120 bed district hospitals across Ghana. Services include Geotechnical, Civil and Structural Engineering. The Ministry of Health commissioned project will involve six fully equipped district hospitals in Abetifi in the Kwahu East District; Fomena in the Adansi Nunta District, Dodowa in the Dangme West District, Garu in the Garu-Timpani District, Kumawu in the Sekyere District and in Sekondi in the Western Region.
A key part of CampbellReith’s involvement in these projects is the Practice’s commitment to knowledge transfer to industry professionals in Ghana. The Practice will have engineers from Ghana visiting its UK offices for training and will provide on the project training to local engineering consultants and contractors. CampbellReith has designed all of the access roads and on-site roads and parking areas to achieve year round access to these key sites of vital importance to the local communities.
The project has won the ICE Engineered in London and Engineered in the South East Awards in 2016, and before that it was the winner of the Banker Magazine’s 2013 Infrastructure and Project Finance award for Africa (Citi, JP Morgan and Barclays Ghana), as well as Outstanding International Architecture Project in the 2016 British Expertise International Awards.
Kilnwood Vale, Crawley
The Kilnwood Vale site consists of about 132 ha of land, around 42 ha of which comprises land previously developed for inert waste management activities. Planning permission was obtained for 2,500 dwellings, new access points, a neighbourhood centre, retail space, a public house, an elderly care facility, a nursery and 2-3 form entry primary school. 750 homes are already finished and families have moved into their brand new houses in Kilnwood Vale.
CampbellReith has provided the geotechnical, earthworks and remedial design to de-risk the landfill area and transform this into a development ready platform. In addition, the practice has provided the design of roads, drainage and earthworks at both the masterplan and detailed design level. Our civil engineers produced the drainage and earthworks masterplan and thereafter the detailed design of the primary road and drainage infrastructure. It was necessary to interface the civil design with the performance criteria for the geotechnical treatment of the landfill so as to address the residual settlements that were anticipated.
Galway Racecourse - Killanin Stand, Ireland - €25m
CampbellReith and EPR architects worked together on the design of the new landmark Killanin Stand for Galway Racecourse, which was opened by Taoiseach Bertie Ahern.
The new Killanin replaced the existing outdated stand and design constructed allowed for racing to continue without interruption while the works were undertaken. A tight time frame applied to the project which needed to be complete in time for the Galway Festival.
Galway is a people’s racecourse and people flow freely around most areas of the enclosure. The new stand reflects this philosophy with unrestricted access to the ground and first floor viewing areas as well as bar and tote facilities. The second and third floors have bar and dining areas with the potential for reserved use. Levels are kept simple and steps avoided where possible to aid circulation and movement of people and allow disabled access to all areas. The layout of the building was designed to maximise the viewing area to the South, fronting on to the track. Secondary and service spaces were kept to the rear of the building giving as much flexibility as possible across the entire length of the building.
Chelsea Academy, London Diocese / Chelsea Council - £26m
The new £26 million academy is located just south of the Kings Road, London in a generally residential area adjacent to Chelsea Creek and the Chelsea Harbour development. The site is bounded on all four sides by public roads with sections of the southern and northern boundaries formed by existing buildings. The tight site required the new building to extend up to five storeys with external teaching and games areas located on the first to third floor roofs, and the incorporation of a five metre deep basement which facilitates the provision of an indoor sports hall, a multi-use hall and a main assembly hall.
The building is designed to minimize energy usage and incorporates natural ventilation of the majority of teaching areas with exposed insitu concrete slab soffits providing substantial thermal mass. A twin deep borehole ground source heat pump system is incorporated to reduce the energy demand for heating, and rainwater is attenuated within a tank below the building to reduce the peak discharges to greenfield run off levels and, thus, reduce the pressure on the public sewers which currently surcharge.
This project won the ‘Building Awards 2011 Public Building Project of the Year’.
Tate Britain, Centenary Development, London - £32m
CampbellReith's association with the Tate Gallery commenced in July 1989 when we were appointed to undertake extensive investigations into the Main Building.
Continuing involvement included the design and construction monitoring of a new basement substation which involved complex temporary works. The Centenary redevelopment of Tate Britain, partly funded by The Heritage Lottery Fund, involved the construction of a deep basement below existing ground floors and eight new exhibition galleries on two levels with a feature glazed atrium to the new structure. Campbell Reith Hill have also provided the advice and design for structural alterations associated with a new library archive facility.
The Whitbread Marriott is one of the largest and most luxurious hotels available to the millions of passengers who regularly use Heathrow, Europe's busiest airport. The 400 bedroom hotel represents the largest collaboration between Marriott Hotels from the USA and Britain's largest leisure operator, Whitbread. It is designed to the highest construction standards to ensure that the hotel was successfully built as well as operated and maintained economically.
CampbellReith developed a tunnel form method of construction enabling 5 rooms a day to be constructed. Off form concrete required no wet trades. The project was benchmarked by Whitbread.