BDN continue to forge a nationwide reputation for the excellence of its structural and civil engineering.

The company’s portfolio embraces schemes worth in excess of £50 million and extends from residential schemes to shopping malls – the common denominator being our ability to come up with innovative, cost effective solutions to often complex building problems.

Colman’s Seafood Temple, South Shields

Colman’s Seafood Temple is a renovation of a local heritage asset which was constructed in 1931 and intended to be a public shelter and lavatory. It now boasts coastal panoramic views and is an iconic piece of South Shield’s coastline.

Brancepth Manor Farm, Durham

Brancepth Manor Farm is a conversion of an existing agricultural barn into a contemporary dwelling.

Prima Cheese, Seaham

Prima cheese is a factory unit designed to accommodate the manufacturing of food products.

Back Silver Street, Durham

Back Silver Street is a large student accommodation scheme in the centre of Durham City. The site is complex and requires a lot of retaining elements during construction to allow for plant and other specialist equipment. Temporary sheet piles for piling rigs and contiguous piles retaining walls at the rear of the building to name a couple.

Derwentside College, Durham

Derwentside College is a mezzanine floor which has been designed to sit within the existing and redundant sports hall facility to provide a large workshop for their joinery department. The mezzanine has been designed to prevent any breaking out of the existing slab and all elements including baseplates can be built on top of the current slab. Speeding up construction times and reducing the costs required for reinforced concrete foundations.

The Avenue, Durham

The Avenue in Durham is a new student accommodation project built into a steep sloping site in the centre of Durham city. Comprising of 3No. town houses each containing 3No. self-contained apartments. Complex levels and varying ground conditions meant a stepped raft slab was adopted to simplify construction and avoid the need for piling or other complex foundation solutions.

Middlefields Recycling Depot, South Shields

Middlefields Recycling is a new recycling facility made up of a portal frame structure with various retaining elements and foundation bases to cater for varying levels and vast silos required to provide for the site.

Griffiths Textiles, Sunderland

Griffiths Textiles is a large factory warehouse designed to accommodate the manufacturing and supply of textile materials. The structure itself was a portal frame with purlins to the roof and cladding rails to elevations.

Three Tuns, Durham

Three Tuns Durham is a student accommodation scheme in the centre of Durham city comprising of 3No. blocks of student accommodation varying between 4 and 5 storeys. Each block has been designed as a composite structure with lightweight gauge steel infill walls. The site was constrained between a neighbouring church and police station so careful consideration was given to the proposed foundation solution to ensure there were no party-wall issues.