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Robert Bird Group is an Australian structural and civil engineering consultancy growing increasingly popular in the UK! Come along to find out about the cool projects RBG are involved in, like Meygen, the world's first Tidal Turbine Array, and the Abu Dhabi Midfield International Airport roof construction. This will also be a great opportunity to find out about the career and internship opportunities with them!
The completion of Crossrail in 2019 is triggering a regeneration of the Moorgate area, and 21 Moorfields – located directly above an existing London Underground station and a future Crossrail ticket hall – offers a major commercial opportunity. WilkinsonEyre was commissioned in 2012 to develop design concepts for this important site, where Robert Bird Group takes care of the structural engineering of the site.
The existing site presented a number of constraints above and below ground, including proximity to listed buildings and conservation areas with restrictive view corridors, and the London Underground network below limiting space for the new foundations for the development. The structural complexities of the site are reflected and celebrated in the east building’s façade as large steel trusses.