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I’m sure there was a collective sigh of relief across the South West and beyond when the final go-ahead was given for the Hinkley C power station In September.  This will be one of the largest infrastructure construction schemes in Europe and we are absolutely delighted to be playing our part (more news on this in our next newsletter). We’ve recently celebrated a landmark birthday at Clarkebond which gave us cause to think about other great projects and clients that we’ve worked with over the years.  Our reputation as a high quality, responsible, reliable, and friendly consultancy has been key to our success and will continue to be at the heart of what we do in the future.

With very best wishes 
Neil Marks
Commercial Director
CLIENTS AND GUESTS DELIGHTED WITH RESULTS OF COMPLEX ENGINEERING IN CITY OF LONDON
A new aparthotel has opened in the City of London following some very complex structural engineering to create a single establishment from five buildings all very different in age, construction styles, materials and roof lines.  All challenges were overcome and all design aspirations achieved!   Read More  
STUDENTS MOVE INTO NEW £30M DEVELOPMENT
A new development built to accommodate 500 Bristol students over 15 floors in the heart of the city centre has opened to welcome a new student intake.                     Read More  
“I’d just like to say a massive thank you, to you all.  We have all worked extremely hard and can all be proud of what we have achieved.”
Gavin Taliesin Thomas,
Project Manager, Watkins Jones
Student
Accommodation.
FLOODING - HOW CAN YOU MITIGATE THE RISKS IN AREAS PRONE TO FLOODING?
A report issued by accountancy company KPMG following the December 2015 floods in the UK estimated the cost to business to be over £100m.  Prevention is better than cure, so what can companies do to mitigate their risk from flooding?         Read More  
THIS IS WHY DEVELOPERS SHOULD TALK TO ENGINEERS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE!
Residents have moved into the first built phase of a new residential development blissfully unaware that their move-in date could have been much later without the early involvement of engineers in the development!  “Early assessment of site constraints is key to avoiding development problems,"                      Read More   
WHAT SHOULD YOU KNOW ABOUT REGENT STREET DISEASE?
The disease occurs in Portland Stone in Regent Street, but can also occur in other materials such as brick or terracotta and in other areas: in Manchester it is known as Deansgate disorder, it’s prevalent in many buildings in Bristol and the South West and also to be found riddling the skyscrapers of Chicago in the US.  Why does it occur and what can be done?          Read More   
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In this issue ...
BRISTOL GRAMMAR SCHOOL PERFORMING ART CENTRE SHOWS CLASS!
The stunning new performing arts centre at the school has been showcased to members of the FBE Great Western division who were taken on a tour recently.  The visitors were impressed by the auditorium with high-level galleries, large foyer, dance studio, scenery dock and associated plant and welfare facilities.   Read More  
CLARKEBOND ENGINEERS APPOINTED TO NEW NATIONAL BRUNEL MUSEUM
Clarkebond has been appointed by the ss Great Britain Trust to provide structural engineering services on the new national Brunel museum alongside Bristol’s Floating Harbour.   Read More  
New head of Structures at Clarkebond
Clarkebond has appointed Mike Baughan Head of Structures in its Bristol office.  Mike  joined the company earlier this year as Associate Director and will be using his significant business development experience to continue the growth of Bristol’s structural engineering business.    Read More   
Clarkebond gains ground in Building's Top Consultants List
Following a year that has seen turnover and headcount increase by 20%, Clarkebond has moved a further 7 places up in Building’s 2016 Top 150 Consultants List.                                           Read More  

Clarkebond marks milestone birthday in outstanding year! 
Staff from across all Clarkebond’s offices came together this month to mark the 70th year since the company started and to celebrate some significant achievements in an outstanding year for the company.   Read More  
Careers
Fantastic career opportunities for a range of disciplines. Lots of really great flexible benefits and a chance to play a key role in a growing organisation.   Read More  
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