We are currently looking for a Graduate Engineer and a Graduate Engineer with up to 2 years experience to work in our London office.


If you would like to join our friendly and dynamic team, please email your CV and covering letter to


More information here

We are delighted to announce that Lisvane and Llanishen Reservoirs’ Visitor Centre has won the New Commercial Development category at the SuDS Awards 2024.

Congratulations to the whole team including LT Studio, Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, E3 Consulting and our fantastic clients Dwr Cymru Welsh Water.

Thank you Susdrain for showcasing so many inspiring projects, and well done to all the winners.

More information here

We are very pleased to announce that Momentum Associate Director, Rick Roelofs, is now a Conservation Accredited Engineer with the CARE scheme.

The CARE scheme identifies structural engineers skilled in the conservation of historic structures and sites.

A huge well done Rick

The Momentum AGM 2024 took place last week and we were very excited to be able to host it within a Momentum project.

The School Green Centre in Shinfield is a community building we worked on with AOC Architecture which has recently been shortlisted for a RIBA South Award 2024.

An overview of the past year's activities and achievements started the day, followed by a staff feedback session.

Then we took part in the AGM Challenge, created by two of our London Graduate Engineers, which required teams making a variety of unique structures from a limited supply of craft material.


It was also the inaugural ceremony for our Sustainability Awards, THE MOMSAs.      

Our London Office Manager Kelly Bagnall spoke to Mental Health at Work, a website curated by Mind, about why joining their Commitment and mental health in the workplace is important to us.

At Momentum, we aim to create a positive culture towards mental health in the workplace.

Full interview here 

Congratulations to Looking Glass Lodge for winning two Sussex Trust Awards 2023.
Winner of the Commercial Award, and a Highly Commended Eco Award.

We have a fantastic opportunity for a Graduate Engineer in our Bath office.

For further details go to our work with us section of the website.

Congratulations to Zoe Polya-Vitry as Dorfold Hall has been shortlisted for the 2023 RIBA North West Award.

Momentum were involved from the outset to help preserve and reuse existing masonry structures, and develop designs for a modern and complementary intervention.

This project involved the conservation and renovation of listed historic structures and the design of a new reception venue.

More information can be found here 


Congratulations to Invisible Studio as East Quay, Watchet has been shortlisted for the 2023 RIBA South West Award.

Also a huge congratulations to James Grayley Architects, Hamish and Lyons and Daykin Marshall who also have projects shortlisted for a 2023 RIBA South West award.

A selection of beautifully designed houses in the area with structural engineering design provided by Momentum.

The Old Dairy by James Grayley Architects
Blackbird by Hamish and Lyons 
Ashridge Estate by Daykin Marshall


Photo credit . David Morris


Congratulations to dRMM Architects as the Old East Ham Fire Station is one of 92 projects shortlisted in the 2023 RIBA London Awards.

We had the pleasure of providing the structural engineering design for the project with dRMM Architects to renovate the former fire station into affordable social housing for client Populo Living.


Photography credit . Fraid Karim / dRMM

Congratulations to Citizens Design Bureau and HAT Projects who have won Civic Trust Awards 2023. 

Citizens Design Bureau have won an award in the Greater London region for the recent refurbishment of Jacksons Lane Theatre.

HAT Projects have won in the Eastern category for the refurbishment and extension to Ely Museum, as well as winning a 2023 Selwyn Goldsmith Award for Universal Design. 

Momentum provided the structural engineering design for both projects.

Well done to all involved! 

The Red House, a project that we worked on with David Kohn Architects, has been announced as RIBA House of the Year 2022.

A fantastic project, well done to all of the team.

Photography credit . Will Pryce

L’Ecurie at Dorfold Hall, a project that we worked on with architect Zoe Polya-Vitry, has made the Dezeen Awards 2022 longlist within the Architecture Rebirth category. 

Well done to architect Zoe Polya-Vitry and the rest of the team.

More information here


Thursday 23rd June is International Women in Engineering Day.

We are very proud that over 30% of our team, including engineers, technicians and business support staff, are female.

The theme for this year is Imagine the Future.


Congratulations to HAT Projects, Ely Museum and the entire design team for winning a RIBA East Award 2022. 

The project involved the refurbishment and an extension to the former 13th century gaol in Cambridgeshire.

More project information here

© Philip Vile

Mental Health Awareness Week is from 9th - 15th May 2022. 

Research conducted by St John’s Ambulance found that almost half (48%) of employees felt that their employer should do more to look after their employees' mental health.

Momentum now has two qualified Mental Health Responders for the London and Bath office.

Excellent training opportunities with St John's Ambulance.


The Shepherd Churchill Dining Hall is the latest project that Momentum has assessed in terms of sustainability - embodied carbon - and we’re proud to say it achieves an A+ rating.

Project: Shepherd Churchill Dining Hall, Harrow School
Architect: Rivington Street Studio
M&E: Buro Happold
Contractor: Neilcott Construction Limited

Monday 14th March 2022, the penultimate day of cycling for Momentum Director Richard Heath, and the rest of the Club Peloton cyclists currently cycling from London to Cannes for MIPIM 2022, with Knight Frank.

A total of 1438km of cycling across seven days. 

Well done to all involved, an amazing achievement. 

Two Momentum projects, St Mary's Centre and Brickfields, have been shortlisted for a RIBA London Award 2022.  

We worked with Erect Architecture on St Mary's Centre, and with Witherford Watson Mann Architects on Brickfields. 

Well done to both the teams. 

Two Momentum projects, Ely Museum and Sun Slice House, have been shortlisted for a RIBA East Award 2022.  

We worked with HAT Projects on Ely Museum, and with Neil Dusheiko Architects on Sun Slice House. The winners will be announced in May 2022.

© Philip Vile 
© Edmund Sumner and Neil Dusheiko 

The St Mary's Centre, a project that we worked on with Erect Architecture, has been shortlisted for a New London Award 2021 in the CONSERVING category and is also a 2022 Civic Trust Awards Regional Finalist.

Great to attend the opening of the new porch at St Mary Magdalene's Church in Paddington, a recently completed project 'Grand Junction' that we worked on with Dow Jones Architects

The Canteen, a project that we worked on with Selgascano, Ardmore and Vector Foiltec at the Greenwich Design District, is officially open.

Narula House, a project that we worked on with John Pardey Architects, has been awarded the RIBA South Award 2021.


St Alban’s Cathedral, a project with Simpson and Brown, has been awarded the RIBA East Award and the RIBA East Conservation Award 2021.


The new storage facility at Imperial War Museum Duxford has been awarded the RIBA East Award and the RIBA East Sustainability Award 2021. Well done to the team. 

Maggie’s Centre, a project with Dow Jones Architects, has been awarded the RSAW Welsh Architecture Award. Well done to the team.

MK Gallery has been awarded a RIBA South Award 2021, as well as 6a Architects being awarded the Project Architect of the Year award 2021. Well done to the team. 

A very exciting project that Momentum has been working on in 2021 with Nichols Brown Webber is a new rehearsal facility for Garsington Opera which comprises of rehearsal studios, meeting spaces, a dining area and several auxiliary spaces.

The structure is to be located within the grounds of Wormsley Estate in Buckinghamshire.

It is International Women in Engineering Day 2021. We are proud that 45% of our staff at Momentum are female, including engineers and the team that supports them and the business.

Our engineers regularly tutor architectural students at UCA Canterbury. 

This year we completed all tutoring days online, enabling us to give the students guidance on structural principles and help them develop their ideas.

Great to hear that university students are able to return to in-person studies.

Happy Earth Day 

At Momentum we understand that our decisions have an effect on the global environment.

As structural engineers we take responsibility for the impact of our work, and find practical steps to address the significant impact of construction on the natural environment.

Momentum have developed a practice-wide action plan to support commitment to the Climate Emergency Declaration.

Narula House is a project that we completed with John Pardey Architects that is built on a flood zone, and is currently being tested out as the banks of the river Loddon have burst. 

© Max Narula

Shinfield Community Centre in Berkshire,  a project that we worked on with AOC Architecture, is nearing completion. 

Momentum was responsible for the structural design of the new building with the distinctive steel-framed butterfly roof and timber dormers.


A housing scheme that we worked on with Mikhail Riches has been granted planning permission. The project includes 52 energy efficient homes in Uplands, Nailsea for North Somerset Council. Well done to all involved. 


Further information can be found here

The London Office is on the move. From the 1st February 2021, Momentum London will be based at The Loom, 14 Gower's Walk, Whitechapel, London E1 8PY. 


For more information 


The AJ Retrofit Awards will be announced digitally on 24 February 2021. Richard Heath, Momentum Founding Director, has been part of the panel judging the nine categories covering workspace, healthcare, housing, house, hotel, retail & leisure, schools, higher education, culturallisted buildings. With shortlists now being announced, a total of 83 projects have the opportunity to win. 


More information here

A multi site residential scheme that we have been working on for Ealing Council has just received planning permission. The project involves 134 mixed-tenure homes across six sites in Ealing for Ealing Council, and will include 70% affordable homes all designed to passivhaus standards to meet the Council’s commitment to delivering net zero carbon homes.


Source . Bell Phillips Architects


Maggie's Centre, a project that we worked on with Dow Jones Architects, has won the reader’s vote 'Best in Show’ for the Wales nominations for the RIBA awards.


Maggie's Cardiff, also known as Maggie’s De Ddwyrain Cymru, sits alongside the Velindre Cancer Centre in north-west Cardiff and offers free practical, emotional and social support to people with cancer and their families and friends. 


Read article here

Sun Slice House, a project that we worked on with Neil Dusheiko Architects, has been awarded Home Transformation of the Year at the British Homes Awards 2020. 


The renovation included an extension and a new-build outdoor leisure space to the end of their garden to house a gym, sauna and spa area.


More information here 

A project that we have recently worked on with Ferguson Mann Architects, involving an extension to the Museum of Barnstaple and North Devon, has been shortlisted for a LABC Building Excellence Award in the Best Public Service or Education Building category. Winners will be announced digitally on Tuesday 1st September. 


The existing museum sits at a riverside location, within a prominent public square close to Barnstaple’s historic centre. The  extension is on a constrained and sensitive site, between the existing museum (Grade II Listed) and the Long Bridge (Grade I Listed), which spans over the River Taw.

The Grand Opening of the new rackets court at Harrow School has been postponed due to Covid-19. One of the many projects that Momentum has worked on at Harrow School, the project reconstructed the court and renovated large parts of the Rackets and Fives areas.


The former World Champion and Old Harrovian, Harry Foster visited the court and commented I played on the new court within a few weeks of its reopening and it was a complete thrill. I am so happy at what everyone has achieved in getting it built, it is a tremendous achievement.”

Momentum were very pleased to have assisted ES Global on the Dragon’s Heart Hospital project in Wales. The hospital was opened by Prince Charles to ease the pressure on the NHS from coronavirus.  The project turned Cardiff's Principality Stadium into a 2,000-bed field hospital, the second biggest in the UK behind Nightingale Hospital, London.


BBC News story here 


Maggie's Centre, Cardiff has won the RICS Healthcare Social Impact Award. A project that we worked on with Dow Jones Architects, it was named the Healthcare Project of the Year at the RICS Social Impact Awards interactive ceremony that took place on 22nd April 2020.


More project information here

We are very pleased to announce that three Momentum projects were honoured at the 2020 Civic Trust Awards on Friday 6th March at a ceremony held at the Imperial War Museum North, Manchester. 


Maggie's Centre, a project with Dow Jones Architects, won a Civic Trust Award, whilst Grand Junction at St Mary's Magadalene, also with Dow Jones Architects, and MK Gallery, a project with 6a Architects, were both highly commended in the London and South East categories respectively. 


Photo Credit . Civic Trust Awards & Wayne Myers Photography.

More information .


Project information . Maggie's Centre . Grand Junction . MK Gallery

Brickfields, a new business centre in East London that we worked on for Workspace with Witherford Watson Mann is currently featured in Architect's Journal.  


Article here 

Three Momentum projects have made the regional finalist list for the Civic Trust Awards 2020. Finalists include Grand Junction at St Mary's Magdalene and Maggie's Cardiff with Dow Jones Architects, and MK Gallery with 6a Architects.


115 projects have been selected from all national and international entries. The winners will be notified on Monday 9th December whether their scheme has been successful. Winning schemes will be presented with their Civic Trust Award or Commendation at the 61st Annual Civic Trust Awards Ceremony held on Friday 6th March 2020, at the Imperial War Museum North in Manchester.



The Grand Junction at St Mary Magdalene in Paddington, a project that we worked on with Dow Jones Architects, is featured in the latest issue of AJ (vol 246)


The project involved an extension and re-ordering to a listed church providing access, a cafe and performance space.


It has also been shortlisted in the Community and Faith Project of the Year AJ 2019 awards. 


More details can be found here


AJ feature

The Old Vic London's front of house renovation, a project that we worked on with Bennetts Associates, has now opened to the public. The project is the first major phase to be undertaken as part of a wider redevelopment of the 200 year old theatre. The improvements, designed by Bennetts Associates with interior designer Rebecca Richwhite and project management by Buro Four and Plann, include an accessible entrance on Waterloo Road, a redesigned accessible Penny café, bar, Box Office and inner foyer, the creation of a large outer foyer bar and increased WC provision.


More information here

Performances have now begun at Mamma Mia! The Party at the O2, London. Momentum worked with Haworth Tompkins to convert a former nightclub into the new entertainment venue that will host the immersive theatre and dining experience from creator, ABBA's Björn Ulvaeus.


More MMTP information can be found here

Momentum worked with Secret Cinema on their latest film screening and immersive theatre event, this time presenting the James Bond movie, Casino Royale.  The project involved set design at the secret location. 


Secret Cinema here

Bristol Old Vic Theatre has been shortlisted for The Award for Structural Heritage at The Structural Awards 2019. Winners will be announced on the 15th November 2019. 


Judge's comment:

The engineers were challenged by the requirement of weaving a new structure between and within parts of a listed building believed to have originated in the 1700’s. Many lines of support from the new structure did not align with the existing substructure, meaning many innovative details were used to transfer new loadings into the original foundations.
The judges were impressed by the many examples of pragmatic engineering judgement which avoided unnecessary structural intervention. The entrance foyer showcases a stunning diagrid timber roof and thoughtful use of timber in the construction of balconies and mezzanine floors.


Project Information here 

A recent project that we worked on with Oliver Leech Architects is featured in the current issue of Grand Designs Magazine (Aug 19)


The project involved a kitchen extension and internal refurbishment of the ground and first floor in a Victoria terraced house in West London. 

Another Momentum project from Glastonbury 2019 that has received lots of love, is the very cheerful Rainbow man design by artist Paul Insect.


Telegraph news story here

BBC news story here 

Momentum worked on some very exciting projects at this year's Glastonbury Festival, including the festival's first ever pier 'Glastonbury on Sea' designed by artist Joe Rush.


BBC news story here 

As part of the Forest of Imagination 2019, we worked with Invisible Studio, Carpenter Oak and Xylotek to create the Forest Beacon which was on display from the 2oth June - 24th June at the Holburne Museum.


The structure acted as a portal between the Holburne Museum and Sydney Gardens, stood 10m high and included an inner solar-powered lantern.


Bristol Old Vic Theatre has won Building of the Year and the Conservation Award for RIBA South West. Well done to all the team!


More information about the awards here


Photo Credit . Philip Vile


Project Information 

The Gantry at Here East is among the finalists for the 2019 AJ100 Collaboration of the Year award. The team includes Hawkins\Brown with Architecture 00, Wikihouse / Open Systems Lab, Leisure Technique and Momentum Engineering. The winner will be announced at the AJ100 gala dinner event on 19 June at the Tower of London.


Project Information 

The Royal Veterinary College Hobday Building was reopened on Wednesday 8th May by Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal. The project, with Rivington Street Studio, involved the restoration and renovation of the existing building to enhance and augment the teaching, learning, research and study areas at the campus.


More details here 



Maggie's Centre, a project that we worked on with Dow Jones Architects, has featured in Architects'Journal. 

Maggie's Cardiff, also known as Maggie’s De Ddwyrain Cymru, sits alongside the Velindre Cancer Centre in north-west Cardiff and offers free practical, emotional and social support to people with cancer and their families and friends. 


Read article here

Bristol Old Vic Theatre has been shortlisted for an ICE South West Civil Engineering Award 2019. A People's Choice award, we would really appreciate your support and vote. Voting closes on the 9th June 2019.

Please vote here, if you want to.

Photo credit . Philip Vile

IWM Duxford archive building breaks airtightness record.

The paper storage building that Momentum worked on at IWM Duxford with Architype, has registered the best airtightness test result ever recorded in the UK – and perhaps, the world. The 1,238 sqm building achieved a final airtightness score of 0.03 air changes per hour (ACH) at 50 Pascals – making the building 20 times tighter than the target for certified passive buildings, and approximately 200 times tighter than current UK requirements for non-domestic buildings.


See full article here.

Bristol Old Vic Theatre has been shortlisted for a RIBA South West Award 2019.

The project, which Momentum worked on with Haworth Tompkins Architects, was announced as one of fourteen buildings shortlisted from 48 entries for this year's RIBA South West Awards by The Royal Institute of British Architects.


The winners of the RIBA South West Awards will be announced on May 29, 2019.


More information for Bristol Old Vic Theatre here.

We are very pleased to have been selected by Homes England for their new National Multidisciplinary Framework Panel.

We join a team led by Karakusevic Carson Architects, one of only two architectural-led practices to have been chosen. The team is a bespoke grouping of expert SME masterplanners, architects and landscape architects that will focus on design quality.

Momentum were the structural engineers on Neil Dusheiko's own house project as featured in the Evening Standard, Homes and Property section last week.  An amazing transformation. 


Full article here

Duncan Cottage featured on Grand Designs on 14th November as part of the RIBA House of the Year Finalist 2018. A project we worked on with James Grayley Architects, it also won the RIBA South West Award 2018 and the RIBA Small Project of the Year Award 2018. 


More information here 

The Bridge Theatre has been shortlisted for an AJ Architecture Award in the Cultural Project category. Winners will be revealed at a ceremony taking place at The Roundhouse, Camden on the 4th December 2018. 


The Bridge Theatre Project

AJ Architecture Awards

The Bristol Old Vic Theatre opens to the public. With the historic theatre in the final stages of its £26million refurbishment, members of the public were  invited to see its transformation and meet the team responsible for the renovation project on Monday 26th September. Guests also had a chance to sample the food at the venue's brand new restaurant 1766. 


More information here 

Bristol Live news

The Garden Museum won the AJ Retrofit Award for Cultural buildings last night at the annual awards ceremony that took place at The Brewery, London.  Congratulations to Dow Jones Architects and the entire team.


The Jury comment: “The jury was impressed by the scheme’s finesse, experiential richness and the sensitive way in which it relates to the existing site and historic fabric. The scheme skilfully stitches together different spaces and activities, unified by the tranquil, green presence at its heart.”


Garden Museum information here

Two of our projects have been shortlisted for an AJ Retrofit Award within the House categories. Black Ridge House, a project with Neil Dusheiko Architects, and also Mill House, a project with OB Architecture. Good luck to all involved. 


AJ Retrofit Awards Information here 

A RIBA London Award. This time for the Bridge Theatre, a ground-breaking 900-1000 seat flexible auditorium, which Momentum worked on with Haworth Tompkins. A HUGE congratulations to all involved. 


Photo Credit . Philip Vile

RIBA South West Award wins! Duncan Cottage, a residential refurbishment and extension project that Momentum worked on with James Grayley picked up two RIBA awards on the 16th May. It was awarded both a RIBA South West Award and a RIBA South West Small Project Award. Congratulations to all involved. 


More information about Duncan Cottage here

RICS Award 2018 win. Holm Place, a contemporary new build residential project that Momentum worked on with OB Architecture has won a RICS Award 2018. Congratulations to all involved. 


More information about Holm Place here 

Barnstaple Museum construction is due to start to introduce a new extension to the Grade II Listed Museum. The project, which Momentum are working on with Ferguson Mann Architects, will provide new permanent and temporary galleries, improved education facilities, museum stores and a welcome area. The new wing will showcase decorative brickwork with locally fabricated ceramic artwork, in homage to the existing museum’s ornate elevations and the area’s ceramics industry. Visitors will also see benefits within the existing building, with improvements to circulation, enlarged exhibition areas and a new café.

Construction has started on Wingate House, a project that we are working on with Neil Dusheiko Architects to renovate a Victorian semi-detached property in Shelford, Cambridge. The renovation will include an extension and spa. 

The Garden Museum, a project that we worked on with Dow Jones Architects, has won a Civic Trust Award 2018.
The ceremony took place on Friday 9th March in Manchester, and the judges described the project as a very successful demonstration of the rebirth of a lost part of London’s heritage. Well done to Dow Jones and the team. 


More information about the Garden Museum here 

Momentum have been announced as part of the project team tasked with the major redevelopment of Bath City Football Club’s home ground and the regeneration of Twerton town centre.  The team includes award-winning architects Stride Treglown, services and sustainability engineers BuroHappold, Jones Lang LaSalle as project managers,  Phil Jones Associates as transport consultants and Frank Whittle Partnership as specialist stadium consultants. 


Full report here 

Momentum worked with Unusual Rigging on a number of projects at Lumiere London 2018, including Bough 3 by Simon Corder, Reflektor by Studio Roso, and Origin of the World Bubble 2018 by Miguel Chevalier.
Lumiere London 2018, is a four-day international light festival produced by Artichoke that took place from the 18-21 January 2018 across London. 


Photo Credit . Simon Corder

Lumiere London information here 

Exciting to see the results of our work (with Hedgehog Construction) on the set of Paddington 2!

The movie was released on Friday 10th November. 

The Momentum 2017 Study Tour took place this year in the sunny city of Porto.
We visited a number of iconic buildings including the Casa da Musica and the Livraria Lello bookshop, plus a steep and stunning walk to the centrepoint (65metres high to be exact!) of the Arrabida Bridge. A great weekend was had by all.  

A new public landmark that Momentum worked on has arrived.
Commissioned by development partners, Countryside and L&Q and created by sculptor Matthew Lane Sanderson, the six ton steel and zinc monument "The Corwned Stag' stands ten metres high and heralds the entrance to a very large development named ‘Beaulieu’, just north of Chelmsford.  The intricate organic styled spherical sculpture depicts a regal reflection of a stag under a tree, set on a reflected crown base.  


Quote by sculptor, Matthew Lane Sanderson
“This work of art shall forever mark the status of this place both past, present and future. It is a symbol that not only conveys the beauty of natural form, but the hope we all share for balance in all things.”


Launch of giant festival structure.
Last week saw the introduction of The Bravo Dome at Lowlands Festival 2017, Holland.  Momentum worked with StageCo to design the brand new arena for the festival where artists including Solange, Iggy Pop, Elbow and Skepta performed. 


More information here

Photo credit . StageCo

Wood Awards Shortlist 
Two projects that Momentum have worked on have been shortlisted at The Wood Awards 2017.
Cedars Hall at Wells Cathedral School has been shortlisted in the Education and Public Sector Building category, whilst Stepping Stone House has been shortlised within the Private Building category. 


More information about the Wood Awards

Bedales School receives a number of RIBA awards.
The new Art and Design building at Bedales School has won an impressive number of RIBA awards, including RIBA South Award 2017, RIBA South Sustainabilty Award 2017 (sponsored by Geberit), RIBA South Project Architect of the Year 2017 (sponsored by Taylor Maxwell), RIBA South Client of the Year 2017 sponsored by Tobermore) and RIBA National Award 2017.  


Momentum worked with FCBStudios to design specialist carpentered timber screens and external balcony structures of this new Art and Design facility at Bedales School in Hampshire.


More RIBA information here. More project information here

More awards for Brighton College Music School
A double celebration for Brighton College Music School as it receives a RIBA South East Award 2017, and is also commended at the Schueco Excellence Awards for its 13m by 13m glazed facade, installed by specialist contractor UKTOP. Well done to everyone involved. 


Further information for RIBA and Schueco 


Cedars Hall at Wells Cathedral School wins two RIBA awards.
The brand new music facility was awarded both the RIBA South West Award 2017 and the RIBA South West Building of the Year. A huge well done to all involved. 


More information about the project here


Image Credit . Dirk Lindner 

Arthur's Cave, a project that Momentum worked on with Miller Kendrick, is now complete.
The cabin, located at Castell y Bere, Wales, is one of eight winning entries for Epic Retreats – a project part funded by the Welsh Government’s Tourism Product Innovation Fund . The cabin will be featured as part of Channel 4’s ‘Cabins in the Wild with Dick Strawbridge’ documentary series, with the first of four episodes aired on Sunday 21st May. 


Other publications include: 
Architect's Journal 


Construction of Arthur’s Cave is underway 

Momentum supported Miller Kendrick Architects in the design of this boutique pop-up hotel for Epic Retreats.

The Bristol Old Vic Theatre 
This restoration project continues with the recent uncovering of the theatre's original 18th Century wall, which has been hidden for 250 years.


More information and short film here on BBC News 

Brighton College has been awarded a Civic Trust Award 2017. 
The 58th Annual Civic Trust Awards Ceremony was held on Friday 10th March at The Guildhall Winchester, supported by Winchester City Council. From 247 applications, 45 national and international projects were rewarded with a Civic Trust Award or Commendation.


More information about Brighton College here 

Construction on Bristol Old Vic Continues.
Bristol Old Vic has revealed the progress of the redevelopment project in a number of articles that show the construction work as it unfolds. The project will make improvements to the theatre's Front of House.


Read articles from The Bristol Post and Bristol 24/7.

2017 AJ Small Projects Award. 
A house renovation project that Momentum worked on with J Foster Architects has been unveiled. The underground extension that created three rooms, including a music room, has also been submitted for the AJ Small Projects Award 2017.


See more images and plan on AJ

The New London Architecture Don't Move Improve! 2017 Shortlist. Two of our recent residential projects, Lacy Brick and Stamford Road, which we worked on with Pamphilon Architects, were included in the Don’t Move, Improve! 2017 shortlist that showcases London’s most innovative home extensions. 


Winners were announced on Thursday 26 January, and a 120 designs will feature in an exhibition at NLA, The Building Centre from the New Year. 

Further information here 

Mise-en-abyme opens at Oxo Tower Wharf
An installation project that Momentum has worked on with Allegri and Fogale is now on display at Oxo Tower Wharf. After the success of their installation at the V&A for the London Design Festival 2015, in partnership with the British Manufacturer Johnson Tiles, London-based design studio de Allegri & Fogale bring Mise-en-abyme back to life at Oxo Tower Wharf. 


The materials from the original sculpture have been recycled, and the structure adapted, to respond to the outdoor setting of Courtyard.


Mise-en-abyme is intended to reflect the movement of bodies passing through the Oxo Tower Wharf site and encourage interaction among people, objects and public space. It will be visible from Riverside Walkway, as well as Bernie Spain Gardens and Upper Ground and free to enter.


More Information here

Work begins on The Bristol Old Vic Theatre
Bristol Old Vic’s refurbishment has begun on site, as Chief Executive Emma Stenning handed over the keys to the King Street site to Gilbert-Ash Contract Director, Raymond Gilroy on Thursday 17th November. 

The Front of House spaces will be transformed to create a social resource for the whole of Bristol with a new glass-fronted entrance foyer, revealing the original 18th walls of the Theatre to the street.  The project will also see the return of the Grade 1 listed Coopers’ Hall to its original 18th century dimensions for use as an events space, while it will bring a new studio theatre, a modern bar and restaurant facilities, lifts to all floors and new toilets.

The plans have been developed by Stirling Prize winning architects Haworth Tompkins.


More information about Momentum's work on the project here

Christ Church Spitalfields AJ Retrofit Win.
We’re delighted for Dow Jones Architects who won an AJ Retrofit Award last night for the Christ Church Spitalfields Crypt, a project that we were lucky enough to work on with them, in the category of works to a listed building under £5m.


The judges said of the project "Provocative new elements challenge the existing, though the materials defer, making the interventions on the right side of awkward. Very clear distinction between old and new is a strength of the design, while it also features a strong intervention which is nevertheless modest with a degree of underplay."


More information about Christ Church Spitalfields here 

Christ Church Spitalfields Shortlisted for Church Architecture Award.
The shortlist for the 2016 Church Architecture Awards has been announced by the Ecclesiastical Architects and Surveyors Association and the National Churches Trust, which includes a nomination for Dow Jones Architects for the refurbishment of the crypt at Christ Church Spitalfields. 


Winning entries will be revealed at an awards ceremony to be held at St Mellitus College, London SW5 on Thursday, 3 November 2016. 


Full details of all the shortlisted entries can be found here

Engineer of the Year
We are very pleased to announce that we have been shortlisted for an Engineer of the Year award at the Structural Timber Awards 2016 for our work on Sanctum, Temple Church. Other nominations for Sanctum include the Low Energy and Engineering awards, whilst the CAA pavilion has been nominated for the Commercial award.  


More information about the awards here

Sanctum Information here 

Silver End
Momentum has been working with HAT Projects on an art installation due to launch this coming weekend at Silver End Village Hall as part of the Radical Essex Architecture Weekend, taking place on 10th-11th September. One of the pioneering sites for British Modernism, Silver End is a unique model village created by the Crittall family. The installation translates the spirit of experimentation that the Radical Essex programme celebrates.


More information here 

Great Fire 350
As part of Great Fire 350, a season of events to mark the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London, LONDON’S BURNING took place from the 30th August to the 4th September. Momentum worked on two projects at the event including Holoscenes, a six-hour underwater performance installation by Los Angeles-based company, Early Morning Opera, and also Dominoes, a domino-like sculpture that snaked through the city’s streets tracing the multiple paths of the fire.


More Holoscenes information here 

More Dominoes Information here 

Middle Rocombe Farm
David Kohn Architects has revealed the plans for the Middle Rocombe Farm in Devon, a project that Momentum will be working on with the architect. The vision for the site includes reviving near-derelict farm buildings with the original farmyard redeveloped into a landscaped courtyard, the Big Barn and Little Barns converted into three-bedroom homes and a new house and studio built to the south.


More information can be found via Architects' Journal here 

Wood Awards 
We are pleased to see that two of our clients have been shortlisted at the Wood Awards 2016.  Congratulations to Hollow Pavilion, a public artwork in the grounds of the Royal Fort Gardens, designed and created by artist Katie Paterson and architects Zeller & Moye, which has been shortlisted for a Small Project award, and also congratulations to The Christ Church Crypt, Spitalfields with Dow Jones Architects, which has been shortlisted for an Interiors Award. 


More information about the Wood Awards can be found here 


Credit: Max McClure

Make the Future - Shell Eco-Marathon
A recent project that Momentum worked on was the Make the Future - Shell Eco-Marathon, which involved a temporary roof, erected above the spectators’ seating block, for the racing event that took place at the London Olympic Park across four days between 30th June and 3rd July 2016.


Shell Eco-marathon is a unique competition that challenges students around the world to design, build and drive the most energy-efficient car. With three annual events in Asia, Americas and Europe, student teams take to the track to see who goes the furthest on the least amount of fuel.


For more information please visit here

Structural Timber Awards 2016 Finalists
We are proud to announce that two of our projects have been shortlisted as finalists in the Structural Timber Awards 2016. 


The projects Sanctum and CAA Pavilion, both temporary timber installations, have been shortlisted across three categories. Sanctum, a theatre made entirely from recycled timber, is nominated for two awards including Low Energy and Engineering, whilst the CAA pavilion, a pop-up art space and gallery for Contemporary Applied Arts, has been nominated for the Commercial award.  


The Awards will be presented at a high profile dinner on the evening of 19 October 2016 at the National Conference Centre, Birmingham. 


For further information visit the website  

RIBA and Woodland Trust Win 
Momentum is very excited to have been on the winning team for the new Visitor Hub at Langley Vale Wood in Surrey.


Momentum assisted competition winner Mark Wray Architects, along with SEED Landscape and King Shaw M&E, who were named as winner by the RIBA and the Woodland Trust. The scheme  was judged to respond most effectively to the site and to the Woodland Trusts ambitions, described as an imaginative and beautiful scheme which would demonstrate how mankind and nature can co-exist.


Langley Vale is a 640 acre site in Surrey on the edge of the M25 and near the town of Epsom. The land has been chosen as the location of England’s First World War Centenary Wood1.  The Trust intends to protect and manage the existing mosaic of habitats, including ancient woodland and open grassland. The WT also plans to plant 200,000 native broadleaf trees at the site, to commemorate the efforts of all those involved in the First World War.  


The new Visitor Hub will provide amenities for visitors and create a welcoming and exciting connection to the woodland. The hub will enable visitors to dwell on site and raise the profile of Langley Vale Wood as a destination for local residents, day visitors and volunteers.

HakFolly at Clerkenwell Design Week
An exciting installation project that Momentum worked on with Flea Folly Architects can now be seen as part of Clerkenwell Design Week which runs until Saturday 28th May.

The 4.5m tall structure, called HakFolly, has been constructed from Dutch flooring company Hakwood's finished planks, and leftover timber created during floorboard manufacture. The installation creates a wooden tunnel within the arch of St John's Gate - a former priory entrance and one of the last remaining examples of the area's monastic architecture. 


More information for Clerkenwell Design Week here


Dezeen news article here 



Hollow Pavilion, Bristol, now open to the public. 
Hollow, an art installation project that Momentum worked on with fabricators Millimetre, is now open to the public at Royal Fort Gardens to mark the opening of the University of Bristol's new Life Sciences Building.


The artist behind the project, Katie Paterson, has amassed a collection of 10,000 tree species to form this new artwork. The samples of wood span time and space and have been sourced from across the globe. From the oldest tree in the world to some of the youngest and near-extinct species, the tree samples contain within them stories of the planet’s history and evolution through time.


For more information visit the website 

Watch the BBC4 film with the artist here


Photo credit: Max McClure

The Owers House wins RIBA South West Award 2016
Momentum are thrilled to annouce that The Owers House won a RIBA Award last week. Momentum Director Stephen Fisher and Engineer Ben Whitfield, who both worked on the project, collected the RIBA South West Award 2016 alongside the client and John Pardey Architects. Well done to all involved. 


See here for more project information 



Photo credit: Oliver Edwards




Legal & General Cycle to MIPIM 
Richard Heath, Momentum Director, completed the very challenging Legal & General Cycle to MIPIM charity challenge last week that saw him, and 100 industry professionals from the property sector, cycle 1500km from London to Cannes.  

Richard now assists with the event, working as  a rider captain and mobile DJ, to motivate riders throughout the challenge. 

Now in its 11th year, The Legal & General Cycle to MIPIM is a Club Peloton endurance charity bike ride, with cyclists riding from London to the international retail estate show, MIPIM, in Cannes. Fundraising for a number of its charity partners, the event has helped make the overall total raised by Club Peloton to more than £2 million. Well done to Richard and all the other participants!


More information can be found here



Christ Church, Spitalfields RICS Award Shortlist 
Momentum is proud to announce that Christ Church, Spitalfields has been shortlisted for no less than three RICS awards including Building Conservation, Community Benefit and Regeneration.  


Winners will be announced at a ceremony on 4th May at The Lancaster Hotel. 


See more about the project here

Lumiere London 

More than three years after the success of Piccadilly Circus Circus, Momentum supported Unusual Rigging and production company Artichoke with the installation of "Lumiere", a festival of lights in London. Large crowds were drawn to various locations around the capital, to experience the works of thirty artists.  Exhibits included a large rigging net draped above Oxford Circus by Janet Echelman. 


link to BBC news article here

link to Piccadilly Circus Circus project here

Sanctum Bristol Opens

Our latest temporary structure was opened in Bristol last week. The art project, Sanctum, will run for total 24 days, 24 hours each day, filling the time and the newly created space in the disused Temple Church with a variety of performing arts, music and poetry. Photo by Max McClure.


link to BBC news article here

link to The Guardian article here

find out more from Sanctum website here

Seaside News 

Momentum were part of the team delivering Dismaland onto a derelict seafront lido in Weston-super-mare this summer. The art installation was dismantled after five weeks of an immense public and media interest. 


link to BBC news article here 

Wormsley Pavilion and Footbridge Wins Structural Steel Award

Momentum are pleased to announce Wormsley Pavilion and Footbridge have won a Structural Steel Award.  The Judges described the pavilion and its access bridge as 'exquisite' and 'a testament to the pursuit of technical refinement'


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The Foundry wins RIBA National Award

Momentum are thrilled to announce that The Foundry - home of The Social Justice & Human Rights organisation has gone on to win a RIBA National Award.


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Courtyard House wins RIBA London Small Project of the Year award

Following the success of The Foundry, Momentum are very excited to have worked with Dallas Pierce Quintero on Courtyard House, winner of the RIBA London Small Project of the Year Award.  Congratulations to DPQ who were also runner up in the Emerging Architect category!


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RIBA London Best Building Award for The Foundry

Momentum are celebrating being part of the team that won Best Building at the RIBA London Awards working with Architecture 00.


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Olympicopolis shortlist

Momentum are delighted to have been shortlisted for the Olympicopolis project as part of the Baumschlager Eberle team, which includes 6A and Office KGDVS. The competition is to design a new culture and education quarter at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London, which will include new campuses for The Victoria & Albert Museum, Sadler’s Wells, University of the Arts London and UCL. The new buildings are to be located on the site of the London 2012 water polo arena.


Click here for LLDC press release.

Patongo School

Working with ES Global we designed a simple frame, re-using panels from the 2012 Olympic Stadium wrap, to create a covered play area for a school in Uganda.  A team from ES Global went to Uganda to build the structure at the end of 2014

Brain of Brian opens

Ferro cement barge converted into floating offices moored at Jubilee Wharf in Falmouth. Momentum provided engineering support to the local design and build team.

Pushing the Limit at Plasa 2014

Momentum took again an active part in the Plasa Rigging Conference in London Excel, with Abigail delivering a presentation on the importance and meaning of various design safety factors. The talk was entitled 'Pushing the limit"

X-Men Sentinel in O2

The original film prop from the latest X-Men film instalment marched into London's O2, under Momentum's structural supervision.


YouTube video here.


Momentum have completed the engineering design of Britain's first permanent outdoor building structure using the WikiHouse principals with architecture 00. The structure is designed to resist the high wind pressures in Argyllshire and incorporates the next evolution in the structural strategy developed through this open source initiative.


Nesta New Radicals

WikiHouse 4.0 The Building Centre

Momentum have continued their involvement with the WikiHouse project assisting architecture 00 and Arup in the design of this prototype house outside the Building Centre. Momentum were able to bring their longstanding experience of the WikiHouse, it's evolution and our involvement in research carried out at the University of Bath to guide the design.


London Design Festival

FIFA Fan Zone opens in Doha

A new FIFA Fan Zone opened in Doha, Qatar, in time for Brazil 2014 world cup. The building houses three large video screens, a retractable roof and a host of entertainment facilities for 1500 visitors. Momentum were part of a larger engineering team, delivering demountable and temporary aspects of the venue.

Regional RIBA Awards 2014

Momentum were the structural engineers on two recent RIBA 2014 regional award winning projects.
We worked with HAT Projects on High House in the East region and Manor Works won Building of the Year in the Yorkshire region working with Architecture 00.

Bristol Old Vic hits major milestones

New front of house plans for Bristol Old Vic win unanimous council support & hit 50% fundraising target.


BBC Article

Bristol Old Vic website

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Brooklyn Bowl London Opens

The first Brooklyn Bowl venue to be opened outside the USA attracted a number of VIP visitors during its opening party earlier this month. Momentum were tasked with structural design of the venue, housing 12 bowling alleys, which sit directly below one of the iconic quadruple legs of the O2 on the Greenwich peninsula. 


Article from Design Week

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse opening

The Duke of Edinburgh, patron of Shakespeare's Globe, was joined by designers, builders, donors and staff on 19 November for the official opening of the new £7.5m indoor Sam Wanamaker Playhouse. A plaque was unveiled to commemorate the occasion and the final candle of the 100 beeswax candles was lit.


Momentum have been working with Allies & Morrison to design both the new green oak theatre and re-worked foyer allowing Shakespeare's Globe to provide year round performance.


What's on stage

Giant Deployable Scarab 

The annual Qlimax dancing event took place in the GelreDome Stadium, Arnhem with thousands of ravers enjoying a huge kinematic stage in the shape of a giant beetle, designed by Momentum for StageCo, Netherlands.


The 20m high structure, unfolding its wings to an impressive 60m wingspan, was designed and fully installed in only 16 working days!

RIBA Competition Winners

The RIBA have announced Baumschlager Eberle as winners of a non-denominational reception building that will provide commemorative services for a green burial site to be created at Alne Wood Park, near Alcester. Momentum worked with Baumschlager Eberle to develop this sculptural, ribbed timber structure, and are looking forward to progressing the design.


BD Online

RIBA Competitions

Drum Revolve revolves again

The replacement of the main revolving support to the Olivier Theatre's historic Drum Revolve was successfully completed in time for 50th anniversary of the National Theatre.


Momentum worked closely with the theatre, diagnosing the original problem and designing the replacement parts and temporary support of the 180 tonnes structure, thus allowing a single stage replacement within a 2 week period. The Olivier stage remained in full use during the entire refurbishment process. Photo by Brijesh Patel  


Article from Daily Telegraph

The Phoenix Has Risen

Momentum worked with the Mutoid Waste Company and Glastonbury Festivals to place 6 tonnes of kinematic structure on the canopy of iconic Pyramid stage.


The largest bird in Somerset since gastornis' disapperance 65M years ago; the Phoenix was awoken over the festival weekend by the Rolling Stones and Mumford & Sons, on a nest of pyrotechnic fire. Photo by Rosanna Westwood


Civic Trust Awards

Momentum are proud to be engineers for 4 projects awarded 2013 Civic Trust Awards.


Jerwood Gallery, Garsington Opera, London 2012 (Waterpolo) and SOAR have all "made a difference to local people and their communities" 


Civic Trust Awards

A huge congratulations to Paddy Dillon Architects, Reed Watts Architects, and the team, for receiving The Special Award for Community Impact & Engagement for Roundhouse Works at the 2024 Civic Trust Awards.

The Special Award for Community Impact & Engagement is 'presented to an exceptional scheme that has demonstrated how successful community engagement can help deliver the highest standards of design whilst meeting the needs of local people'

Well done to the team, we loved working on this project with you all.