The Gherkin, the Shard, the Walkie-Talkie, the Cheesegrater…and now the Scalpel.
At Number 52 Lime Street, it is the latest iconic skyscraper being built in the City of London as the capital’s skyline becomes ever more impressive, writes McAndrew Martin’s Director of Structural Engineering Noor Awan.
When it comes to landmark buildings such as the Gherkin or the Scalpel, structural engineering is particularly important.
McAndrew Martin has been rated as one of the leading property consultancies in the UK.
We've risen up the rankings in the industry’s Top 150 Consultants for 2017, published by Building magazine.
We've broken into the top 100 places for the first time at 97 - up from 108 in 2015, 136 in 2014 and 166 in 2013.
It follows major growth with expansion in headcount, offices and annual fees after the company restructured into six directorates in 2016.
Managing Director Bill McAndrew said: “This success is a testament to the hard work of all of our staff.
Plans for a third runway at Heathrow Airport have taken another twist after new proposals were unveiled to save £2.5bn from its cost.
The expansion bill is now expected to drop to £14bn, with money saved through reducing space and breaking building work into stages.
When construction starts, the runaway will be one of the country’s major infrastructure works alongside such high-profile projects as Crossrail and HS2.
Our Director of Project Management and Contract Administration Lee Sargeant has been watching with a keen professional interest.