1. PRO Structures Ltd, 1 Harbury Road, Henleaze, Bristol BS9 4PN
Tel: 0117 923 8777 / Fax: 0117 372 1863. Email: email@example.com
Brade Drive, Coventry
New retirement village (Phases A and B)
“PRO Structures did an excellent job on this new retirement village, providing a proactive and
highly professional approach, along with a willingness to go the extra mile in terms of solving any
problems which occurred along the way. Both Hall Bros and Vagida and Holmes were deeply
impressed.” - Robert Hall MBE, MD of Hall Bros Builders.
Brade Drive (Phases A and B) is a new development of five 2 and 3-storey apartment blocks, which will house 31
retirement flats. The apartment blocks will sit on piled foundations with load-bearing masonry walls supported by RC
ground beams, proprietary pre-cast suspended floor slabs and proprietary timber-trussed raftered roofs.
PRO Structure’s brief was to design both sub- and superstructure elements to minimise build costs for the client. The
structural design of Phases A and B started in May 2009 and was completed by the October.
PRO Structures’ work involved:
Load-bearing masonry design
Juliette balcony fixing design
Design recommendations for proprietary element design, such as floor slabs, staircases, trussed rafters and
A structural review of submitted sub-contractor design of these proprietary elements.
Liaison with local building control to close out any structural design issues.
Hall Bros Builders
Five new 2 and 3-storey
apartment blocks, to house 31
retirement flats of 620 ft
Foundation, masonry, balcony
and proprietary element design
and recommendations; structural
Vagida and Holmes