Case Study – Hilton Village Hall

Hilton, Derbyshire


Hilton Village Hall is an existing community based facility offering varied recreational space. It was originally built in 1998 to provide a sports hall, community hall, meeting rooms, kitchen and toilets. Due to increased demands from the growing population of Hilton it was decided to increase the capacity of the existing building.  The proposed extension to the building has been designed by architects Blair Gratton and provides for a new larger hall, a glazed semi circular community café, and new kitchens. The building has been designed to be sustainable by using energy and other resources efficiently. The proposed extension is to be built in two phases, the first being the café and kitchens which are due to commence in 2011.

We were employed by South Derbyshire District Council as the Structural Engineers for this prestigious project.


  • Geo technical and environmental site investigations
  • Foundation design
  • Superstructure design
  • Work as part of a team with Architect, Quantity Surveyor and Mechanical and Electrical Consultants


  • Trial pits and soils analysis to characterise the prevailing ground conditions
  • Traditional foundation solutions
  • Suspended ground floors
  • Sports hall: – circular steel columns and glulam timber roof beams, concrete and steel balconies
  • Café: – circular steel columns, fan roof with glulam roof beams, curtain wall glazing, exposed structure