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London Aquatics Centre,comprising a 50m competition pool, 25m diving pool and a 50m training pool, was erected for the London 2012 Olympic Games. The challenge to Balfour Beatty, the contractor, was to construct a building which meets the needs of Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) and accommodates 17,000 spectators during the Games. Particular challenges were presented by the complexity of the roof structure and concrete finish and by a contaminated site surrounded by a tidal river, a live railway line and power tunnels beneath the building structure. The sustainable building practices first pioneered here have set many new industry standards.

Atom Consultants acted as an integral link between the Arup Structural Engineers and steel fabricator Rowecord (now AIC Steel Group) to transfer the info from engineer’s design in BIM into the manufacturer’s information system. We have revolutionalised the often complex engineer to fabricator Data Transfer Services, resulting in unparalleled co-operation between multi-disciplinary internal and external teams.

The legacy of this Zaha Hadid’s architectural vision now turned reality will remain a testament to excellence in both engineering as well as sustainability.


” To handle the complex geometry involved in the design for both the roof and the main concrete building, extensive use of 3D modelling, with models shared across different specialisms, was used. The resulting unified building is testament to how effectively specialists from different teams worked together. Such culture encourages problem-solving, making it easier for us to explore possibilities and respond creatively to the challenges set by architects and clients. “


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Nairn’s Oatcakes- Edinburgh

A previous brown-field site was developed into a brand new BRC Compliant gluten-free production facility for Nairn’s gluten-free biscuits and oatcakes, obtaining a top rating during their first BRC audit in 2017. The spend matched the budget and the project was delivered on time helping to meet extremely tight deadlines.

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Bromley South Central St. Mark’s Square

The mixed-use Public Private Partnership scheme development includes a landscaped public plaza surrounded by a nine screen multiplex VUE cinema, 25,000 sq ft of cafés and restaurants including PizzaExpress, Dean’s Diner, Prezzo, Las Iguanas, Nando’s and Turtle Bay, a 130-bed Premier Inn hotel, 200 private and affordable apartments and a new 400 space secure underground car park.

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Vauxhall Underground Station- London

The Vauxhall Underground Station modernisation is part of Transport for London’s ongoing investment into London’s public transport network to support economic growth and employment opportunities.

The £36m project entailed reconfiguration of the station’s ticket hall to accommodate extra ticket gates and wide-aisle gates, as well as the refurbishment of the stations’ subways, ticket hall and stairs. The main part of the project was to make the access to the station step-free, enabling the station to handle 40% more passengers by installing a new shaft and lift between the ticket hall and platforms. A particular challenge was posed by the station remaining fully operational while the construction work took place between 2014 and 2016.

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Winton Primary School Sports Hall- London

The London Borough of Islington had a requirement for a new sports hall to be used out-of-hours by the local community and it was to be built on the roof of and existing school- Winton Primary School.

To minimise disruption to this ‘live’ site, a modular approach was adopted. All components of the build were pre-fabricated, starting from the structural steel wall and roof panels and ending with the beautiful western red cedar clad external facade.

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