Arc Engineers provide skilled consulting engineering
services to a broad spectrum of clients across the UK.

Structural Design

As a practice, we have invested in industry-leading software, including AutoCAD, Revit, BIM 360, TEDDS, Tekla, Masterseries and Idea StatiCA to ensure we have the right tools for the work we do when creating efficient structures.

Our team has a wide variety of experience across a range of industry sectors. Our core area of operation is the Specialist living sector, encompassing, Care Homes, Extra Care and Integrated Later Life Living.

By combining our creativity with an understanding of sector-specific constraints and operational functionality, we can use our technical expertise to develop efficient structural designs. These are ones that realise the vision and aspirations of the Client and Architect, whilst also providing adaptable, long-life buildings for residents and funders.

With more emphasis than ever on energy-efficient, low-carbon buildings we are well-placed to support Clients in meeting their ESG targets and KPIs. Whether that be BREEAM or CEEQUAL accreditation, or their own specific Sustainable Design Code we work side by side with other professional consultants to achieve the best outcome and potential for the project.

For more information about our structural engineering services or to discuss your project, get in touch.

Due Diligence

Our due diligence site reviews are intended to offer the Client an initial appraisal of site constraints and engineering abnormals to identify risks and opportunities.

These are items that may affect the form and layout of the development or elements that could affect build cost and land value.

Our due diligence reports would typically review the following items;

● Historical information provided by the site vendor.
● The information available on previous planning applications.
● Ground conditions from published geological records or ground investigation if available.
● Flood zoning and risk of surface water flooding
● Obtain sewer records and submit a pre-development enquiry
● Review requirements of LLFA
● Preliminary check for Unexploded Ordnance (UXO)

Following this, we can also undertake initial structural appraisals of schemes for buildability, providing concept design information for cost-planning purposes.

These concept schemes can also be factored into BREEAM submissions and Lifecycle Carbon Assessments, helping to achieve often overlooked credits in the Material selection category.

Talk to us about your Due Diligence Site Review by messaging us via our contact page.

Drainage Strategies

ARC Engineers can support the early stages of your project’s development with the production of a foul and surface water drainage strategy which is an essential requirement of the planning process.

Early Consultant involvement and a joined-up approach on surface water management can also help achieve a greater number of BREEAM credits should your project be looking for accreditation.

The surface water element of the drainage strategy, also known as a Sustainable Drainage System (SuDS), intends to provide a natural approach to the management of surface water, the SuDS triangle.

This seeks to improve the quality and reduce the quantity of water before it leaves the site, whilst also including amenity and biodiversity features as the water passes through the site.

The drainage strategy report will also seek to identify the most appropriate location for the discharge of surface water, which should be as high up the following hierarchy of drainage options as is reasonably practicable.

● Into the ground via infiltration (soakaways and other means)
● To a surface water body, ditch, watercourse, river or lake.
● To a surface water sewer, highway drainage or another drainage system
● To a combined sewer.

ARC Engineers have the experience and understanding of operational requirements to develop a SuDS that are appropriate to the proposed development. In the case of the specialist living sector, open water features should be avoided, and integration with soft landscaping should be embraced.

This service includes;

Percolation/infiltration testing
To support the drainage strategy report, it is always recommended that site-specific infiltration testing is carried out the demonstrate if the ground conditions are suitable for surface water disposal to ground. ARC Engineers can organise and manage the percolation testing to BRE 365 to inform the reporting.

Drainage Maintenance Strategies
These are provided to support the planning application, detailing how the required maintenance regime of the SUDS features will be managed and monitored for the proposed development.

Drainage studies and strategies are an essential part of any Planning Application and Construction Project;

Get in touch today to discuss your project.

Civil Engineering

ARC Engineers have extensive experience in providing design consultancy services for Civil Engineering works. Our involvement within this area can either be direct for specialist Civil Engineering Contractors or as part of a larger building project.

Our main activities include;

● Private Drainage Design
We can provide the design, hydraulic calculations and construction drawings from planning through to commencement on site including an S106 application to communicate with the sewer.

● Adoptable Drainage Design (S104 agreement)
We offer adoptable drainage design, hydraulic calculations and construction drawings from planning through to commencement on site. This would include detailed manhole drawings and long sections through the drainage infrastructure to meet the requirements of the statutory undertaker.

Our civil engineering service includes but is not limited to;

● Swept path vehicle tracking
● Highways and road design to adoptable standards (S278 or S38 Agreements)
● Pavement and parking area designed to non-adoptable standards.
● Yard Slab design
● Reinforced concrete design and detailing for below-ground structures

If your project requires civil engineering support, get in touch to find out how ARC can make your plan come to life.

Arc Engineers have been a valued structural engineering partner on a number of Cinnamon Luxury Care projects. We value their design skills and look forward to working with them on many projects in future.

The team at ARC Engineers are the perfect complement to our Professional Team to provide for all our Civil and Structural Engineering requirements.

We’ve worked with Arc Engineers for a number of years and on some varied and challenging projects and have always received a good quality service. Project delivery is always client focused with a focus on cost effective solutions to technical issues and ensuring project deadlines are always met.