Engineering consultancy boosted by major Glasgow projects

CGI of the St Andrews Drive project

WILL Rudd Davidson has revealed that investment in construction projects in Glasgow has provided a major boost for the consultancy.

The firm’s Glasgow team is currently working to complete three significant projects within Scotland’s largest city in contracts totalling close to £125 million.

These include the provision of civil and structural engineering support on a £22 million project at St Andrews Drive in the south side, where the team designed the structure’s drainage, SuDS, roads and hardstanding, and below-ground utilities.

Elsewhere, a residential project to build 195 flats in the Finnieston area has seen Will Rudd Davidson tasked with providing civil and structural engineering assessments and design to RIBA stages 2 and 3. The company also undertook underground tunnel surveys at Kelvinhaugh, assessing flood risk and drainage, to develop a strategy to achieve planning permission.

Having achieved CARE accreditation in conservation, Will Rudd Davidson was also chosen to assist with the transformation of existing buildings on George Street into student accommodation. The project involves the retention, restoration and re-use of the listed buildings, blending character with new build elements to allow for a mix of uses, such as a hotel, café, and gallery.

MJ O’Shaughnessy, MD of Will Rudd Davidson Glasgow, said, “The first quarter has been incredibly strong for Will Rudd Davidson, reflecting the continued achievements of our team in Glasgow.  The recent completion of four early years projects for East Dunbartonshire Council, along with the current work on three large residential projects in the city, is contributing to our firm having a very positive first half of the year.

“The team is also working on a wide range of projects across the UK, including several tall buildings in London, the conversion of an office block in Manchester for Brewdog, and student accommodation in Oxford. The projects are diverse in range and scale and demonstrate the Glasgow team’s skills and experience working on both new build and conservation and restoration of historic buildings.”