We are Chartered Civil and Structural Engineers, specialising in the residential sector. If you’re a home buyer, owner, developer or contractor with a structural query or potential project then we’d love to hear from you.
Providing a high quality service, local to you
Our engineers are based in London, Bath and Leamington Spa. So we are able to provide a local service across central England.
Structural Engineering Design
The Structure Studio has extensive experience in engineering design from feasibility, planning advice, technical design and on-site assistance to contractors. Our most common design projects include:
- the design of new beams to replace existing load bearing walls
- basement extensions and basement impact assessments
- the design of retaining walls
- structural design of new build homes
- complex design for framed new build apartment blocks.
Structural Surveys and Reports
We provide residential and commercial structural surveys to help inform property owners or perspective buyers on the defects associated with their properties, how to rectify them and the likely cost. Typical surveys we carry out are:
- Pre-purchase Reports
- Reports on the suitability for conversion
- Building defects
- Subsidence, ground movement and differential settlement
- Excessive deflection of beams, joists, roof timbers
- Structural effects of timber decay
- Reinforcement corrosion & spalling concrete
- Steelwork corrosion
- Heritage Statements
Contractor Design Services, Drawing and Drafting
We work with contractors to help them progress the construction as quickly as possible. We provide:
Years in business
Our Professional Indemnity Insurance
Meet the Team
Founder and Regional Director - Bath
Gervaise is a Chartered Civil and Structural Engineer with eight years experience working on a diverse array of projects across the UK and internationally. He completed his professional training at Alan Baxter, where he led the design of the refurbishment of a number of the UKs most prestigious properties, including a number of government properties on Whitehall, a two-storey basement extension to a £150 million private property and an eight-storey new build at the Old Vinyl Factory in Hayes and Harlington.
Gervaise founded the Structure Studio in January 2020. Since then he has helped over 200 clients with projects ranging from home-buyers surveys and residential extensions, to larger projects such as an eleven-storey new build apartment block in Nottingham, and a seven-storey new build in Farnborough. In-between this scale of project, he has worked on the refurbishment of bars at Pop Brixton and Farringdon, and a number of new build housing projects. He has also acted as an engineering advisor to the British Army, assisting with a condition survey for an RAF base in Gibraltar, as well as advising on the refurbishment of facilities in Belize.
Regional Director - Midlands
Oli started his career at Tony Gee and Partners, as part of the Special Projects team. Here, he gained excellent experience undertaking complex analysis led projects including investigations of structural defects, detailed steel and concrete design and large temporary works schemes. He also directed safety operations for the construction of a 90m suspended bridge in Uganda for the charity, Bridges to Prosperity.
Since Joining The Structure Studio, based in the Midlands, Oli has carried out a number of residential surveys and extension projects across Leamington Spa, Warwick and Birmingham. He has also led the design of many of our larger projects including the conversion of the Old Police Station in Chipping Norton into a number of high-end residential apartments and houses, and the addition of two-storeys to an existing bank in Burgess Hill.
Regional Director - London
Chris started his career at Alan Baxter,
where he gained signifcant experience
delivering projects involving sensitive
listed buildings. He also helped maintain
relationships with prestigious clients such
as St. Paul’s Girls’ School.
Chris then joined AKT II where he gained
a fortitude of experience in large scale
schemes in London. He worked with
BIG/Heatherwick to help deliver Google
KGX1 (~£1billion construction value). The new office for Google involves a complex basement with an unusual steel superstructure adjacent to Kings Cross station. He worked with BIG again on the scheme for 120 Fleet Street (£340million). Chris then led the delivery of 19-35 Baker Street, a mixed office/residential/retail scheme for Derwent, the Portman Estate & Native Land.
Chris joined The Structure Studio in 2021
to manage our range of projects across London and South-East England. We’re delighted to have his wealth of experience on-board.
Royal Leamington Spa
From Our Clients
We value our clients and pride ourselves on our relaxed, personal and friendly service. You can hear what it’s like to work with us in the words of some of our clients below.
“I recently commissioned The Structure Studio to carry out some design, planning and structural calculation work for me for a rear and side extension to my 200 year old cottage which included the conversion of a small attached barn into a separate one bedroom studio apartment.
I consulted directly with the Director Gervaise Turbervill who met me on site at the beginning of the planning process and also on two occasions during the building process. Gervaise was very sympathetic to the age of my property and produced appropriate designs and subsequent plans incorporating local building materials.
The build has progressed smoothly, on occasion I have sought some further advice on options for alternatives to lintel structures, in the name of aesthetics, during the building I contacted Gervaise by email and he was very responsive in replying in a timely fashion and with some further advice and discussion.
Building Control and Building Inspectors meetings have gone smoothly without any required alterations to the designs or specifications of building regulations.
Overall, the services provided by The Structure Studio have been very satisfactory and resulted in a smooth planning and building process. Gervaise was very pleasant to work with and happy to incorporate my own ideas while guiding me successfully within the constraints of planning and building regulations.
I would definitely call on The Structure Studio for any further or subsequent design and planning work I require.”
“The Structure Studio have been working on the design and engineering of a ground and lower-ground floor extension to my Grade II listed Victorian home in a conservation area since June 2020. The team, led by Gervaise, have developed the drawings from planning stage to Tender. They have carefully considered the effects of the new works on the existing historic structures and clearly explained the design decisions in relation to the structure, aesthetics and heritage. They have also advised on and successfully obtained a party-wall decision exactly in line with my requirements. As the scope of the work has developed they have advised me on the need to prepare a revised application for Listed Building Consent, and are now also preparing a heritage statement for me.
The Structure Studio, and Gervaise in particular, is responsive and ‘can-do’. He works efficiently and addresses the issues in a pragmatic way. Importantly he takes the time to explain issues clearly, always recommends a course of action and is a pleasure to work with.
I am very satisfied with their work and would be happy to recommend them to others.”
“Gervaise and his colleague, Oli responded quickly and provided a competitive quote for a structural condition survey. They visited the property promptly and spent a fair amount of time providing additional useful advice on measures required to rectify some of the problems with my building. They acted professionally and their report was very well presented. I would highly recommend The Structure Studio.”