We are many things

That bit at the start of a job, when everyone’s still excited and wondering how we’re going to create whatever building it is we’re working on – that’s why we do what we do.

About Us
We are SPH Structures. We have drawn on extensive design and expertise within the London refurb and new build market to establish the firm. We are a young engineering firm, in personnel and history, but we aim to surround ourselves with the right people so that as a collective we can encourage, learn and build from each other to be the best engineers we can be! We are design engineers first and foremost (geeks a close second).

We love our projects, but its our interaction and relationship with people that makes everything worthwhile.

Our Process
We operate across stages 2-5 of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) plan of works which typically translates into planning / design and construction as shown below.

We Specialise In:

Airspace Developments

CLT

Glulam

Timber Frame

SIPS

Refurb and Listed Construction

Steel and Timber Connections

We Dabble In:

Foundations

Temporary Works

Lightweight and Steel Frame

Masonry

Concrete

Composite Design

Drainage

Where we areWe work at Ark Coworking. It’s a proper community, there’s a coworking bit next door with every business start-up you can imagine with people making that leap and doing it for themselves. We’re surrounded by what seems like mostly film producers or mens magazine people upstairs at the minute, a few charities, people writing their thesis and everyone in between. Needless to say we get our ears bent for the odd bit of advice here and there but it’s really nice being in an environment that isn’t just engineering and everyone is pushing and striving to make their own work come to life - that’s really cool.

Contact
Email Us
Call Us 0207 315 4147
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Office Address237 Pentonville Road London N1 9NG

Registered AddressSuite 111, 48/48a Eaglewhard Road London N1 7ED

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Contact
SPH Structures Ltd
237 Pentonville Rd
London N1 9NG

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Frank

PR

Frank takes his role very seriously, he stubbornly refuses to walk most of the time on the off chance a new lead might be coming around the corner - but he excels at networking in social situations inside and outside of work, bringing any and everyone together at the time. His working methods may appear unorthodox to most people looking in - sleeping on shift for most of the day and then dramatically reducing office productivity when he is awake - but a genius is often misunderstood.

Khadra

Amazing Engineer/CAD Technician

Sean first met Khadra during her year out in industry which formed part of her degree; MEng (Hons) Civil Engineering with Architecture. She’s since gone on and gained a First class in her degree, and could have gone anywhere, but chose us instead. We’ve watched with pride at how hard she’s worked to get here and will continue to support her going forward - she’s gonna be awesome. We’re big fans.

Valeria

Awesome Engineer/CAD Technician

A super smart Italian structural engineer whose blank looks are proof that Sean’s accent is a little bit everywhere right now. Vale impressed us in our initial meeting when she still wasn’t confident with her English, we were rocking English, she was translating into Italian and somehow she was the only person in a room with other (more senior) Italian Structural Engineers who knew the correct term for a thermal break - clearly the smartest person in the room, so we hired her.

Sean Hanlon

Director, Founder & Engineer

A Brummie born and bred with various stints around the UK including the North-West and Wales but now based in London since 2012. Has been described as having an ‘infectious optimism’ by past colleagues - which we we’re taking as something good right? Sean just bloody loves a bit of Engineering, problem solving, the challenge and always having something new to learn and read about - its exciting! (maybe they were right?). He drinks tea, lots of tea as well.

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What we've done

We don’t do favourites, even though we have our own specialisms and interests, we like to be involved across all materials and structures as our portfolio shows... 

Shrewsbury School

Project
architect:
Maith Design Ltd
estimated project cost:
£2M+
Location:
Shrewsbury

our hanging steelwork installed at the school ready to install the mezzanine floors.

Romford

#Project
architect:
Maith Design Ltd
estimated project cost:
£8M
Location:
Romford, UK

new steelwork going in to form first and second floor transfer decks.

Old Steelwork

Project
architect:
estimated project cost:
Location:
Romford

As part of the demo on the Romford job they exposed (and cut out) all of these old steel encased sections. The steelwork is 90 years old at time of demolition. we love the way they detailed everything originally.

Romford

Project
architect:
Maith Design
estimated project cost:
Location:
Romford

Demo underway at our site in Romford.

Plumstead

Project
architect:
gaa.design
estimated project cost:
£4M
Location:
Plumstead

Next up a mostly new build development with alterations to 3 of the existing 6 units. Plus 16 new units to the rear of the property. Starts in the New Year! #structure #construction #london #plumstead

Pentonville

Project
architect:
gaa.design
estimated project cost:
Circa £0.3m
Location:
Kings Cross, London

And finally Pentonville!! We can just about see this site from our office window, so no excuse to be late for any site meetings. Roof top and rear extention of exisitng mid-terrace unit. #structure #construction #london

South Street, Romford

Project
architect:
Maith Design Ltd
estimated project cost:
Circa £8.5M
Location:
Romford

Proposed demo of existing structure down to first floor slab with front facade retained, maintaining commercial premises at ground floor, with new multi-storey light weight frame added above to form new Hotel.

Selkirk Road

Project
architect:
gaa.design
estimated project cost:
£1.0-1.2M
Location:
Tooting London

New build houses and residential apartments formed using traditional construction (masonry with timber floors/roof).

Market Place

Pipeline
architect:
gaa.design
estimated project cost:
Circa £2.0M
Location:
Market Place Romford

Structural assessment of the existing structure for a proposed four storey residential extension above.

Denmark Hill

Pipeline
architect:
gaa.design
estimated project cost:
Location:
Camberwell London

We are part of the team for design development as this scheme goes through the planning stage. Enabling and strengthening works have been completed at ground floor which allows the commercial plot to be let whilst the upper portion is then further interrogated.

Wood Street

Pipeline
architect:
estimated project cost:
Circa £1.50M
Location:
Wood Street East London

A proposed roof space extension, the initial feasibility study and review of the property showed a structure in poor condition, so a further review using an exo-skeleton instead and increasing the storey height was undertaken to try and make the scheme viable.

Shrewsbury

Project
architect:
estimated project cost:
Circa £750 – 900k
Location:
Shrewsbury

Conversion of existing church into new residential units with the inclusion of new separating floors within the main structure. Two (2) new side extensions will also house additional residential units

Ballard Lane

Project
architect:
gaa.design
estimated project cost:
Circa £0.60M
Location:
Ballard Lane Finchley

The commercial premises at ground floor added an additional layer of complexity with the use of existing cast iron columns in the existing structure.

Marion Court

Pipeline
architect:
estimated project cost:
Circa £1.75M
Location:
Tooting London

A single storey modular roof top development. We conducted the initial feasibility on the existing structure to determine the scope and extents of works for the project.

Upper Richmond Road

Pipeline
architect:
estimated project cost:
Circa £1.5M
Location:
Upper Richmond Road

Structural assessment of the existing structure for a proposed single storey extension with new external lift shaft providing access.

Thatcham Court

Pipeline
architect:
estimated project cost:
Circa £1.1M
Location:
Thatcham Court

Structural assessment of the existing structure for a proposed single storey extension with new external lift shaft providing access.

High Street Sutton

Project
architect:
estimated project cost:
Circa £1.0M
Location:
Sutton London

A new five (5) storey rear extension to house a commercial retail unit at ground floor with residential units above. Ground conditions required a piled foundation solution with a new steel frame above.

Station Road

Project
architect:
gaa.design
estimated project cost:
Circa £0.5M
Location:
Upminster

Three storey rear extension to existing commercial and residential premises on the high street. Structure formed using traditional masonry and timber floor/roof construction.

Ravenswood Road

Project
architect:
studiofade.com
estimated project cost:
+£100k
Location:
Walthamstow London

Room in the roof extension over existing main structure and rear extension.