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Elliott Hudson College, Leeds

PREMIER INN BLOCK ONE, ADDLESTONE The development is located in Leeds. The building consists of: College lecture rooms Light Gauge Steel Frame Internal partitions C Section joist ceilings The ORCA engineering team designed and manufactured this project offsite at the ORCA North Shields facility. PROJECT TEAM [...]

Brunton Primary School Extension

SHERATON PARK The development is located in Brunton, Newcastle upon Tyne. The building consists of: Single storey classroom extension Light gauge steel frame Single ply membrane roof PROJECT TEAM PROJECT GALLERY [...]

Gosforth Academy Extension

SHERATON PARK The development is located in Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne. The building consists of: Single storey classroom extension Light gauge steel frame Single ply membrane roof PROJECT TEAM PROJECT GALLERY

Clive Street Appartments

CLIVE STREET APPARTMENTS PROJECT SUMMARY This luxury apartment development is located on the side of the River Tyne just along from the North Shields Fish Quay. The structure required a hybrid design using a hot rolled portal steel frame and a suspended concrete slab to create a ground floor car park. The main contractor [...]

Northampton Care Home

NORTHAMPTON CARE HOME PROJECT SUMMARY ORCA’s design team had a significant input on this Design and Build contract in both the holistic design and the construction detailing. The project was engineered as a hybrid scheme to allow the stair cores to be installed prior to the light gauge steel structure and provide access to [...]

Knottingley Care Home

KNOTTINGLEY CARE HOME PROJECT SUMMARY This design and build project was engineered to be a hybrid structure incorporating hot rolled and light gauge steel. The stair cores and stairs were manufactured from hot rolled steel to aid stability within the building and to provide construction access for trades. The care home utilised a standard [...]

FAT BUDDHA

FAT BUDDHA: SUNDERLAND The development is located on Seaburn Seafront, Sunderland. The building consists of: Fat Buddha open plan restaurant with 4no. retail units below Light gauge steel external wall infill into a hot rolled frame Light gauge steel shop frontage structure The ORCA engineering team designed and manufactured this project offsite at [...]

Cardinal Hume School

CARDINAL HUME SCHOOL PROJECT SUMMARY This extension project entailed a hot rolled portal frame construction utilising the ORCA LGS system to infill the wall panel gaps between the hot rolled columns and beams and the parapet wall to the flat roof. The striking modern building design used coloured rainscreen cladding and coloured aluminium windows. [...]

Mill Cottage (Adult Autism Patients Unit)

MILL COTTAGE (ADULT AUTISM PATIENTS UNIT) This development is located at Monkwearmouth Hospital, Sunderland, The building construction consists of:- 16 Room Adult Autism Patients Unit Light Gauge Steel Frame, Insulation wrap, Cassette floor/ Single ply membrane roof The ORCA engineering team designed and manufactured this project offsite at the ORCA North Shields facility. [...]

Cheviot Primary School

CHEVIOT PRIMARY SCHOOL Newbiggin Hall Estate development is an extension which consists of:- Light Gauge Steel Frame. The ORCA engineering team designed and manufactured this project offsite at the ORCA North Shields facility.   PROJECT TEAM PROJECT GALLERY [...]