Our Services

Civil & Structural Engineering

Engineering Innovation is at the heart of our approach to structural engineering.  Shire were formed during 1988 in the belief that many clients were dissatisfied with the traditional reactive response of some Engineers.  Shire aim to have an active involvement in projects, making recommendations where we see more effective solutions. We have gained a reputation for being ‘Thinking Engineers’ which has led to varied workload in the Civil, Structural, Highways, Aerospace, Education and Rail sectors.

We have received numerous awards for design and innovation. Recent awards for building design include the 2013 RIBA West Midlands Award for the Michael Baker Boathouse, King’s School, 2013 RIBA North East Award for Yarm School Auditorium, the 2013 RIBA West Midlands Award for St Georges Primary School & 3 RIBA West Midlands Awards in 2018 for Old Court House, Worcestershire.

Structural Engineering

We respond to client & project needs depending on the timescales required, size, location, complexity, stakeholders & budget. 

Our experienced team offer everything from initial consultation, advice on possible approaches to suit budgets, feasibility studies, engineering advice, surveys of existing structures, geotechnical investigations, topographical surveys, hydro surveys, concept design, detailed design, component drawings for manufacture through to design for temporary works. 

We use the latest in computer software, including BIM, Revit and Finite element analysis (FEA) tools for predicting how a structure reacts to real-world forces, vibration, heat, pressure, and other physical effects. 

Overall, our most important asset is our people.  With highly skilled engineers able to manage complex information and communicate using straightforward language.

Structural Surveys

We have completed a wide range of structural inspections and surveys and understand the need for a thorough, responsive service when it comes to analysing the structure of a building, whether new or existing.  The structures inspected include traditional housing, non-traditional housing, multi-storey structures, leisure complexes, schools, churches and castles.

We can conduct geotechnical investigations to determine existing ground conditions, detailed surveys of existing structures for demolition or rebuild (including extensions), condition surveys or general structural advice as needed.   

Our team are trained and qualified to attend any site and we work closely with other professionals including Conservation Architects, English Heritage, Stone Masons and Timber repair specialists.  

Structural Reports 

Our Engineers evaluate problems and establish solutions.  Our reports are the result of a detailed and comprehensive review.  Our Engineers will review complex information and all factors determining strength, condition, durability and most importantly, safety.  The report gives a clear view on the existing situation along with advice on possible approaches or next steps as required.  We pride ourselves on using straightforward, understandable language with no jargon.

Sectors we serve

Over the past 30 years, we’ve been involved a wide variety of projects from up to £20 million in value to £20!  Our innovative approach as thinking engineers means we can apply our experience and add value to most sectors, taking best practice approaches from one sector and applying it to another.  

Our experience extends to a wide variety of inspection, investigation and structural engineering design for new & existing structures, large & small, in each of the following sectors:

  • Aerospace
  • Commercial
  • Leisure and Community
  • Education
  • Healthcare
  • Heritage
  • Housing Associations
  • Insurance: banks & loss adjusters
  • Local Authority
  • Media
  • Residential (new build)
  • Residential (refurb)
  • Rail
  • Telecommunications

For more information about specific projects, take a look at our case studies section & some of the awards we’ve won over the years.  For information on how we can support your project, please get in touch, contact us.

Civil Engineering

As with our Structural Engineering service, we respond to client & project needs depending on the timescales required, size, location, complexity, stakeholders & budget. 

Our experienced team offer everything from initial consultation, advice on possible approaches to suit budgets, feasibility studies, engineering advice, geotechnical investigations, topographical surveys, hydro surveys, concept design and detailed design.  

Overall, our most important asset is our people.  With highly skilled engineers able to manage complex information and communicate using straightforward language.

Civil & Structural Engineering Services

Sectors We Serve

Sectors We Serve

Over the past 30 years, we’ve been involved a wide variety of projects from up to £20 million in value to £20! Our innovative approach as thinking engineers means we can apply our experience and add value to most sectors, taking best practice approaches from one sector and applying it to another.

Structural Reports

Structural Reports

Our Engineers evaluate problems and establish solutions. Our reports are the result of a detailed and comprehensive review. Our Engineers will review complex information and all factors determining strength, condition, durability and most importantly, safety. The report gives a clear view on the existing situation along with advice on possible approaches or next steps as required. We pride ourselves on using straightforward, understandable language with no jargon.

Structural Engineering

Structural Engineering

Structural design is an integral part of our business. This enables us to provide professional and reliable advice to our clients. This is important for the telecoms industry.

Civil Engineering

Civil Engineering

Our experienced team offer everything from initial consultation, advice on possible approaches to suit budgets, feasibility studies, engineering advice, surveys of existing structures, geotechnical investigations, topographical surveys, hydro surveys, concept design, detailed design, component drawings for manufacture through to design for temporary works.

Structural Surveys

Structural Surveys

Shire have completed a wide range of structural inspections. These range from individual properties where defects are highlighted by pre-purchase surveyors to conditional surveys of full housing estates.

Our Other Services

Telecommunications Design

Telecommunications Design

Shire have a vast array of in-house design skills and expertise. Our dedicated telecoms team are often driving a gold design standard in the industry for others to follow. Our commitment is to provide quality design in a proactive, forward-thinking way & quickly! Our services also include site surveying, building analysis, tower analysis and line of sight surveys.

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Geotechnical Investigations

Geotechnical Investigations

Shire originally started the geotechnical service to provide our own engineers with information on site, while the structural surveys were being carried out. This allowed us to offer a reactive, rapid response to our clients as a ‘one-stop shop’ for Design, Investigation and Construction.

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Structural Investigations

Structural Investigations

As Structural Engineers, we have worked with the Property Insurance sector since 1998. We conduct structural inspections, impact damage analysis, specialist investigations and root cause analysis. All of which is engineer-led using straightforward language. Our experienced engineers are also asked to conduct Expert Reports and Expert Witness Service for homeowners and clients alike.

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Structural Repairs

Structural Repairs

Shire offer a specialist building repair service registered under the Safe Contractor Accreditation and the Contractors Health & Safety Assessments schemes. In conjunction with our inspection & investigation services, we can offer a full solution from initial cause analysis through to structural repair.

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Research & Development

Research & Development

We love a challenge! We were first asked to find a solution for repairing terraced houses in the City of London that had restricted access but needed structural support. That was in 1998 and the Shire Pile was created. Since then the R&D team at Shire have developed more products with a focus on restricted access, concrete-free, easy to install, removable and recyclable for a wide variety of applications. And there are plenty more solutions on the way. Contact us if you have an engineering challenge we can help to solve.

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