|Client:||South Wiltshire UTC|
Before the former Wiltshire Police HQ could be converted into the new South Wiltshire University Technical College, the building had to undergo a full structural survey and risk assessment. This was to establish whether any areas were considered to be at risk of disproportionate collapse and needed strengthening in order to comply with Building Regulation A3. Four areas of the building were identified as being possible areas of risk, due to critical load conditions affecting the external corners, the front elevation and internal load bearing walls.
Calculations were carried out by Helifix engineers to analyse the reinforcement requirements and a final programme of strengthening was agreed with the project engineers.