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Terminal 2E building of the Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris is possibly the largest modular building in the world. This multi million Euro project consists of modules spanning 25 m in width and 80 m in length. Atom Consultants worked on this highly repetitive modular solution in conjunction with Watson Steel for the main contractor Aeroport de Paris. We were responsible for the structural design of the steel work, which involved extremely complex geometry with multiple intersecting curves forming separate internal and external shapes. This challenging structure boasts tapered and curved plate girders up to 3 meters deep, spanning 57 meters between supports, which in turn form shells, which are also tapered on plan and cantilever by 23 meters past the last support. The elaborate shape of the structure could only be resolved by utilising BIM throughout , which also turned out to be the most cost effective approach for this project. And yes, the section we designed is not the one which collapsed in 2004 (just thought we mention it!)






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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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