St Hilda’s Priory Whitby

St Hilda’s Priory is a bespoke residential development for the Roman Catholic nuns of the long established priory in Whitby, North Yorkshire

Project Overview

St Hilda’s Priory is a bespoke residential development for over 100 Roman Catholic nuns who are part of the priory. We received the full appointment for civil and structural engineering of this project.

Client

St Hilda’s Priory

Contractor

Castle House Construction

Location

Whitby

Fabricator

DLG
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Project Description

A large primarily, traditional construction of load bearing masonry structure with elements of steel frame to form open areas of the chapel and dining rooms. MP Consulting received the full appointment for civil and structural engineering of this project.

Project Challenges

Constructed on a sloping site in clay formation with high volume change potential, a comprehensive assessment was carried out to ensure that foundations were constructed beyond the influence zone of the many mature trees in the area. This resulted in stepped trench fill foundations to provide the most economical design while accounting for ongoing seasonal movement in the soils ensuring that this does not impact the structure.

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