Projects and case studies featuring structures on EXTERNAL WORKS. Inspiration and ideas to help you find the best solution for your project.
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  • CTS Bridges: Warren truss footbridge over Tamworth railway
    Warren truss footbridge over Tamworth railway
    CTS Bridges
    This cambered warren truss bridge with overhead bracing provided a crucial infrastructure link to a Bellway homes site in Tamworth. Without the bridge the housebuilder was unable to release his properties for sale and CTS...
  • CTS Bridges: Lock gates, Oldham Broad Canal
    Lock gates, Oldham Broad Canal
    CTS Bridges
    Ekki hardwood lock gates on Oldham Broad Canal.
  • Langley Design Street Furniture: Bespoke Pay Shelters for Sherwood Pines: 2 Years On
    Bespoke Pay Shelters for Sherwood Pines: 2 Years On
    Langley Design Street Furniture
    As part of the improvements to the Visitor Facilities at Sherwood Pines in Nottingham, the Forestry Commission required pay station shelters that would be aesthetically pleasing in the wooded environment. Langley Design...
  • Handspring Design: Base camp - Madagascar Zone, Chester Zoo
    Base camp - Madagascar Zone, Chester Zoo
    Handspring Design
    Working in very close collaboration with BCA Landscape Architects from Liverpool, Handspring Design delivered two very involved projects at Chester Zoo for their new Madagascar themed play space. As well as physical play the...
  • CTS Bridges: Chinese footbridge - Dumfries House, Scotland
    Chinese footbridge - Dumfries House, Scotland
    CTS Bridges
    An ornamental Chinese footbridge, originally designed in 1899 for Dumfries House in Scotland but never built, has finally been installed. The original drawing was submitted by Scottish architect Robert Weir Schultz, a friend...
  • Setter Shelters: Large mono-pitch timber canopy installed near Bristol
    Large mono-pitch timber canopy installed near Bristol
    Setter Shelters
    We met Mr Lynham, the headteacher at Bailey's Court Primary School at the Academies Show at the NEC late last year, where he was drawn to Setter Shelters by our brightly coloured glulam exhibition stand, and the need to get...
  • Bailey Streetscene: Canopy for sheltered outdoor area at primary school
    Canopy for sheltered outdoor area at primary school
    Bailey Streetscene
    Bailey Streetscene provided a sheltered external canopy within a tight budget and short timescales. The canopy had to incorporate the same drainage system as the building
  • Outdoor Deck Company: Ecodek composite decking for private members' club
    Ecodek composite decking for private members' club
    Outdoor Deck Company
    Home House, an award-winning private members club located in Portman Square, London, was looking for a durable, minimal-maintenance, anti-slip deck with superior safety qualities without compromising on aesthetics for its...
  • CTS Bridges: Wave-effect bridge, Rossall Coastal Defence Ecology Park
    Wave-effect bridge, Rossall Coastal Defence Ecology Park
    CTS Bridges
    Artist Stephen Broadbent was responsible for the design of the Mythic Coast inspired park and the wave-effect bridge parapets were part of his concept for the scheme. CTS Bridge's structural engineers and in-house timber...
  • Setter Shelters: Monopitch steel canopy creates outdoor classroom
    Monopitch steel canopy creates outdoor classroom
    Setter Shelters
    Tetherdown Primary School in north London wanted a well-protected outdoor classroom.The existing fabric canopy was not strong or sturdy enough to face the winds that that side of the school was subject to, so they needed a...
  • Marley: Anti-slip timber decking for BeWILDerwood
    Anti-slip timber decking for BeWILDerwood
    Marley
    1000m2 of Antislip Plus® timber decking was used on walkways and other pedestrian areas at BeWILDerwood a £1.8m children’s adventure park near Wroxham, in the Norfolk Broads.
  • Langley Design Street Furniture: Bartholomew School, Oxfordshire
    Bartholomew School, Oxfordshire
    Langley Design Street Furniture
    Bartholomew School is a mixed comprehensive school in Oxfordshire that offers an excellent and exciting educational environment for over 1300 students aged 11-18. As part of the Priority Schools Building Programme 2, the...
  • Sovereign Design Play Systems: Meeting the needs of an expanding school - All Saints
    Meeting the needs of an expanding school - All Saints
    Sovereign Design Play Systems
    All Saints school in Leask has grown significantly over the last 20 years, with pupil numbers trebling. It was identified that the external environment needed to offer more opportunities and resources for outdoor learning,...
  • Trueform: Bespoke platform canopies for Manchester railway station
    Bespoke platform canopies for Manchester railway station
    Trueform
    Trueform designed, manufactured and installed 14m and 18m Gullwing Platform canopies as part of Manchester Victoria Station's £44m renovation. Features of the canopies include LED lighting, CCTV, public address systems,...
  • Marley: Antislip Plus® Smooth decking - Rushden Lakes
    Antislip Plus® Smooth decking - Rushden Lakes
    Marley
    Rushden Lakes is a £140 million, 500,000 sq ft, next generation shopping centre at Nene Valley in Northamptonshire. Opened in the summer of 2017, the centre features Marley Antislip Plus® Smooth decking from Marley, which...