AKS Ward London
Head Office
One West Smithfield

020 7236 0161
020 7236 3239

Gary Allen / Director
Matt Walker / Technical Director
Roger Fisher / Company Secretary

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AKS Ward Hitchin
Lister Beare
Manor Court, 26 Bancroft
Hitchin, Hertfordshire

01462 420 668
01462 438 630

Roger Fisher / Director
Colin Seabrook / Technical Director
Michael Beare / Consultant.

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AKS Ward Southampton
116 High Street
The French Quarter
SO14 2AA

02380 235 340
02380 634 294

David Perkins / Director

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AKS Ward Oxford
Seacourt Tower
West Way

01865 240 071
01865 248 006

Craig Gamble / Director
Charles Soothill / Director

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AKS Ward Birmingham
33a Vittoria Street
B1 3ND

01212 274 386

Gary Allen / Director
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We are construction consultants
who place an emphasis on
innovation  ,
design  , and sustainability  .

We have a team of 80
working closely with

clients  and their architects
to realise their vision.


We are experts in our field, our
services include
and Civil Engineering  ,  Historic Buildings,
Conservation  and Building Surveying.

We work on projects from small
and bespoke to construction values
in excess of £100 million.


We have offices in:

With alliances that cover
the whole of the uk



IStructE Regional Rep

In the autumn of 2016 David Girling from our Oxford Office was successfully elected as Graduate Representative onto the Thames Valley Regional Group Committee for the Institution of Structural Engineers for the 2017 session.  He is looking forward to getting involved in the Regional Group activities, meeting engineers from across the region and hopefully building closer ties between AKS Ward and the Institution.


Romford Leisure Topping-out Ceremony

Hosted by Simon Cook of Willmott Dixon, AKS Ward were invited to attend the formal topping-out ceremony for the £28M flagship Romford Ice Rink and Swimming Pool complex on the 17th May 2017.

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Virtual Cycle Race for Great Ormond Street Hospital

On 8th June Alex, Bradley and Megan from our London Office took part in a virtual cycle race for One Great Day, a charity event held to raise money for Great Ormond Street Hospital and other Children’s health charities nationwide.

Our team cycled two miles on three static bikes at St Christopher’s Place, and at time of participation Alex coming at second fastest male, Bradley fourth, and Megan first fastest female. To show your support for a fantastic cause and our team efforts please donate at Virgin Money.

You can keep up with event updates on the day on twitter: @OneGreatDay1


Charity Ironman & Marathon

David Whittaker and Tasha Chandler of our Birmingham office took up the Ironman 70.3 & Marathon Challenge to raise funds for Stroke Association.

The Ironman aspect consisted of a 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike ride, and 13.1 mile run, which took place on Sunday, 18th of June.  The Marathon takes place in Birmingham on 15th October.

David narrates on his motivation for taking part:

“At the start of the year I challenged myself with some friends (one being Tasha) to take part in an Ironman and Marathon for charity. I had never taken part in a triathlon before and had only ever run 13.1 miles. My swimming wasn’t good either as I could only manage a length. Early on in the year I lost my Grandma, so I decided to do these two events in the memory of her. She had a Stroke 15 years ago so it felt fitting to raise money for the Stroke Association who helped her out over the years.

If you would like to sponsor me please see the link below.”

Tasha had this to say following the event:

“I think we were both relieved just to make it over the line! An amazing achievement for Dave in particular after just six months training and a lot of effort put in to learning to swim over an endurance distance. There have been many generous donations so far, but it would be great to get some more as we are getting close to the £1k target. Fitting perhaps that the race was on Father’s day – I lost my father very shortly after he had a stroke in 2008, as well as Dave unfortunately losing his grandmother earlier this year.”

Finishing times on the day were: Tasha 5:57, and David 6:48

Sponsor David at Just Giving. You can also sponsor by texting ‘DAWW86’ followed by the amount you want to raise to 70070.


Steel Frame Gets PR Mention in NSC

Technical Director in our Oxford branch, Oliver Fyson, narrates at length on the intricate design of the steel frame for an Oxford University Department of Chemistry building, currently in design.

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On Site


Romford Leisure Centre Nearing Completion

Our Engineer, Alex Parry, has attended site to monitor progress on the eagerly anticipated Romford Leisure Centre site. The superstructure supporting the ice rink is nearing completion, and the pool excavation has begun.

The new multi-use four-storey leisure centre for Havering Council will provide state of the art facilities; a 25m eight-lane swimming pool with movable floor, learner pool, suspended ice rink with approximately 800 spectator seats, gymnasium, and cafe. The design posed interesting challenges. Ensuring the structure was robust enough to support the elevated ice rink (located above the main swimming pool) and working with specialists to determine all the details for temperature and vapour control between the extremely different environments required, was a real buzz.

A particular design challenge overcome by the design team involved construction of the new centre on the footprint of an existing building with piled foundations.

The project has recently been featured in New Steel Construction Magazine

Watch a time lapse video of the new construction by Havering Council

Architect: Saunders & Boston | Contractor: Wilmott Dixon


PR Mention in NSC Magazine

A comprehensive dissection of the design process that went into the construction of the Romford Leisure Centre has been published in the New Steel Construction publication, which includes a quote from our Sophie Onoufriou (Project Engineer), and features a 3D model of the steel structure by our Martin Parker (Senior CAD Technician).


Breaking Ground at Fairfield

Construction has started on an ambitious new development for University College and Fairfield Home in Oxford.

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Farnham Mill Care Home

The Farnham Mill Care Home for Woodlands Hillbrow is progressing well on site, with scaffold being dropped on one wing revealing the striking contemporary elevation. In addition to the 60-bed care home, the £9m project also includes 16 shared equity affordable homes. Our services were not restricted to the buildings but include a new access road from the A325 along with realignment of the A325 link from the busy A31. The on-site access road included culverts to maintain the watercourses running through the site.

Completion is scheduled for later this year.


Construction at Al Noor Primary School in Full Swing

Our engineer Alex Parry attending site to monitor progress on the project. Excavation and piling has commenced.

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