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The Crick on Building Magazine cover page

Press cutting

The Crick on Building Magazine cover page
© HOK

This north London project is becoming big news as its opening date approaches, and has been featured as this week’s Building Magazine cover story.

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AKT II Directors win prize for Crick article

Derrington Construction Award

AKT II Directors win prize for Crick article

Congratulations to AKT II Directors Rob Partridge and Ricardo Baptista, awarded the Derrington Construction Award by the Institution of Structural Engineers ...

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AKT II staff cycle for charity RedR UK

London–Brighton Bike Ride

AKT II staff cycle for charity RedR UK
© AKT II

On Saturday 28th March a hardy group of AKT II staff gathered to brave the Spring-time wind, rain and fog and successfully complete the 54 mile ride ...

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AKT II wins Consultant of the Year Award

NCE/ACE Awards 2015

AKT II wins Consultant of the Year Award
© Tom Howard

AKT II has been awarded the prestigious Consultants of the Year Award by NCE/ACE, presented at a special gala lunch at London’s Claridge’s Hotel.

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New Google headquarters announced

North Bayshore Campus

New Google headquarters announced
© Heatherwick Studio / BIG

Plans for Google’s new headquarters in California have caused a bit of a stir. Four new buildings, which will be built in close proximity to existing structures ...

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Who we are

With a flair for delivering structural engineering solutions on a variety of scales, we have provided award-winning engineering services across a wide range of sectors, in the UK and internationally, since 1996.

Company structure

Company structure

An informal work environment that promotes discussion at all levels; a mix of over 20 nationalities in our London HQ brings a unique perspective.

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Philosophy

Philosophy

The progressive mindset that fuels our award-winning designs and buzzing office environment: ultimately creating an adaptable free flow of ideas.

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Culture

Culture

Diversity is encouraged within the office, with over 20 different nationalities, and the ability to communicate in over 30 languages.

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Awards

Awards

With over 300 awards - including Stirling Prize-winning projects and nominations - we are consistent achievers at the cutting edge of engineering.

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Clients

Clients

Widely respected in our field, we continue to build and maintain relationships with some of the most prestigious clients in the UK and internationally.

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What we do

Our experience is extensive, covering the commercial, residential, retail, leisure, educational, health and transportation sectors of the market. Projects range from art installations to large new developments and refurbishments of listed buildings, with contracts values ranging from £ 100,000 to over £ 750 million.

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Engineering Utopia

HEYDAR ALIYEV CENTRE

Engineering Utopia
© Hufton + Crow

A design masterpiece combining auditoria, a library and a museum

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Adding height and value

SOUTH BANK TOWER

Adding height and value
© KPF

Creating one of London's tallest residential towers to date by adding 11 floors to an existing 30-storey structure

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Lighting a city

BIRMINGHAM NEW STREET STATION

Lighting a city
© AZPML

Stainless steel cladding in the newly refurbished mainline train station

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An urban laboratory

THE FRANCIS CRICK INSTITUTE

An urban laboratory
© Wellcome Images

A multidisciplinary research facility in steel and concrete with 17 m deep basemen

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A structural skin

UK PAVILION, EXPO 2010

A structural skin
© Hufton+Crow

Heatherwick’s ‘Seed Cathedral’, with freely moving ‘cilia’, utilising stressed skin construction

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What makes us different

Unlike other engineers, we see change as the only constant, and are structured to pre-empt uncertainty. Our "swarm" logo defines us: we are one homogenous unit, but made up of individual workers we can labour, sustain and protect ourselves and our clients' interests.

Research team

Research team

Our in-house parametric research team works to develop bespoke software programs to interrogate and analyse projects at any stage of the project.

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BIM

BIM

We invest heavily in software and training, to ensure high levels of proficiency in the use of 3D platforms, generating cutting edge collaborative models.

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Sustainability

Sustainability

We understand the importance of sustainability and efficiency in design, considering the needs of future users and recycling materials where possible.

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Academia

Academia

We put challenges found in an academic context to the test in the "real world"; we believe that theory and practice must coexist in order to push boundaries.

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Forums

Forums

Forums and debates sit at the heart of progress in this ever-changing industry; involvement in these discussions is vital in driving innovation.

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