Andy Pearson

  • NY-21M-180615-1

    Over the line: How 21 Moorfields was built above a station


    Site constraints and client demands meant the columns supporting a new over-rail scheme would have to bear unusually heavy loads

  • DHTXNW_cycling

    At full tilt: how Manchester velodrome got a new track in record time


    When the British national cycling team headed off to Australia in March for the Commonwealth Games, they started a clock back in Manchester for a construction team to replace the wooden track at their velodrome

  • Point 1 skyline 3

    Projects: 22 Bishopsgate - shaping up


    22 Bishopsgate, Lipton Rogers’ replacement for the long-stalled Pinnacle scheme is nearing completion. But it’s been far from simple

  • 01cover

    Projects: Tales from the riverbank


    On a tight site whose logistical challenges include four London Underground tunnels, the £1.5bn Southbank Place is rapidly taking shape, using BIM and prefabrication to push the project along

  • 7218 31

    Temporary school for Grenfell won planning after it opened


    Project completed in just nine weeks, opening three weeks before planning approval was given

  • Kaa2 6

    Projects: Grenfell - how to build a school in nine weeks


    At the base of Grenfell Tower sits a state-of-the-art secondary school – now lying empty. The Education and Skills Funding Agency had a single summer to find 960 pupils a temporary new home

  • O2 projects 1

    Project: Designer dome - the O2's recreation transformation


    The original Millennium Dome’s latest incarnation is as a destination for recreation. Andy Pearson finds out how to build a retail outlet village in a tent

  • Main image

    London's High Point: Race to the top


    In creating the UK’s tallest build-for-rent development – Highpoint in London’s Elephant and Castle – flexibility, efficiency and speed were key concepts for contractor Mace and structural engineer AKT II

  • Wikihouse_Consturction

    Talkin’ bout a revolution


    Take some well-tested modern manufacturing techniques, add them to a radical streamlined procurement route that makes the supplier king and you have the beginnings of what could be a revolution in how we build. Ike Ijeh reports on the latest advances in off-site manufacture

  • Bracknell Regeneration birdseye view

    Bracknell: Talk of the town


    Bracknell is the first post-war new town to be comprehensively demolished and rebuilt - to the tune of £750m. Building visited just weeks before completion to see a scheme that hopes to get shoppers and visitors returning in droves

  • The medical centre is scheduled to be finished in June

    Notes from a small island: Tristan da Cunha's medical centre


    Building a medical centre is all in a day’s work for Galliford Try. But it’s a different matter when the work takes place on a volcanic island 2,000km from the nearest inhabited land. This is a prefab new-build with a difference

  • One Blackfriars from level 41

    One Blackfriars: Second time around


    Three years after completing One St George Wharf in London’s Vauxhall, St George is well on its way to the top of a striking residential skyscraper on the South Bank

  • King’s College Hospital, London

    King’s College Hospital: Surgical precision


    Inserting a new intensive care ward above the live theatre block of King’s College Hospital required meticulous planning, an ingenious solution to hoisting steelwork and a steady nerve

  • BIM Initiative 2016 - BIMSpace

    Taking off into BiMSpace


    Balfour Beatty has been co-ordinating the National Automotive Innovation Centre project from its digital modelling powerhouse hut, developed by Cullinan Studio. We took a look into BiMspace, winner of BIM Initiative of the Year

  • Mersey bridge

    Building a bridge across the Mersey


    Constructing a six-lane road link across the River Mersey involved several challenges

  • Scotland Yard

    Scotland Yard: Crime scene


    In converting a 1930s police station into the Metropolitan Police’s new HQ, contractor Bam faced a difficult case. But noise reduction criteria, a cramped site and a high level of security were no match for Bam’s trusty team

  • V and A 4

    V&A: Underground art


    The V&A’s £49.5m subterranean extension had to be built without closing the main museum and without damaging the listed facades of the surrounding buildings. Building reports on how Arup, AL_A and Wates made it without a wobble

  • London Wall Place development

    London Wall Place: High suspense


    The construction team working on London Wall Place have extended the usable space of one of the buildings by cantilevering 15 floors of offices out over the pavement by a breathtaking 11 metres

  • Dalston Lane project

    Dalston Lane: Tall Timber


    At 33m high, a Hackney apartment block is set to become the world’s tallest cross-laminated timber building

  • Battersea Power Station

    Battersea Power Station: Pigs might fly


    Battersea Power Station was a landmark beloved of the public even before it appeared on the cover of Pink Floyd’s Animals album. So the pressure was on when Historic England insisted on replacing the four iconic chimneys with perfect replicas of the originals

More by Andy Pearson