Glanville innovation solves Lush shop front glazing challenge

In a UK first, Glanville have solved the problem of a continuous glass store front spanning a thermal expansion joint cutting right through the Bluewater shopping centre (seen here as the black line running through the centre of the image). The initial designs from Quadrant Design produced a fantastic clear store front for Lush’s new […]

How to reduce embodied carbon in the construction sector

Construction site in the UK

Embodied Carbon is the carbon dioxide (CO₂) emissions created from materials and the construction processes used when constructing buildings. To obtain the true calculations and start to look at how to reduce embodied carbon in the construction industry, we need to look at the whole process to make a completed building. These calculations should consider the […]

McDonald’s launch first net zero emissions standard restaurant

McDonald's Restaurant in Market Drayton is net carbon zero

Reducing the construction industry’s carbon footprint. Glanville plays a key role in helping McDonald’s launch their first net zero emissions standard restaurant in the UK. In December 2021, McDonald’s opened their first net zero emissions standard restaurant in Market Drayton, Shropshire. Glanville provided instrumental civil and structural engineering design services to help McDonald’s achieve their […]

Convert offices & retail space into homes without planning permission

Empty office building that's ripe for residential development

In August 2021 the Government introduced a new class of permitted developments rights that enable offices and retail space to be converted into new homes without the need for planning permission. The COVID pandemic has changed our lives forever, including the way we work. With flexible and remote working now the norm, a lot of […]

Land South of Milton Interchange, Didcot

Transport design for land south of Milton Park

Over the last 10 years, Glanville has been involved in devising a highway access strategy to help facilitate the development of land to the southeast of Milton Interchange, off the A34 in Oxfordshire. In 2010 we acted for a group of landowners who sought to secure consent for a range of land uses compatible with […]

Inspecting ceilings of ODEON cinemas

For almost 20 years, Glanville has been providing the ODEON with engineering services to assist them with their compliance of the Cinematograph (Safety) Regulations 1955 and subsequent health and safety legislation and regulation by inspecting and certifying the condition of their cinema ceilings and working alongside the ODEON in their repair. Our Chartered Engineers and Surveyors carry […]

Residential development at Sunningdale Park, Ascot

Sunningdale Park is a residential development based around a unique collection of restored listed buildings set in a stunning country park in the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead. The Berkeley Homes development of 168 new houses and apartments, including 38 affordable properties, is set in a 79-acre historic county estate with public open spaces […]

1,200 new homes for Cambridgeshire

Contracts have completed for Bellway and Latimer, the development arm of Clarion Housing Group, to acquire a parcel of land on which it will build 1,200 homes as part of a joint venture in Cherry Hinton, Cambridgeshire. Glanville have been working with Bellway and Clarion to provide structural engineering design and consultancy throughout the due […]

Team Glanville speak out in annual employee survey

Every year Glanville employees take part in a survey to gather their thoughts and experiences on what it’s like to be part of Team Glanville. The annual Employee Voice survey is completed in confidence and allows the staff to express their very honest views on a various areas like rewards, the office, communication, strategy, appraisals […]

Chartered status awarded to Mike Ford

Within Glanville, our Mission is to create a culture of creative thinking, technical expertise and commitment to excellence. In order to do that we recognise that investment in our team is crucial. Last month we were delighted when Mike Ford, a key member of our Transport & Highways team, achieved Chartered status with the Institution […]