Structural Design Studio Ltd is a design led Structural and Civil Engineering Consultancy based in London.  SDS was established in 2017 by founding directors Tim Botfield and Sarah Wadley.

 

Passion and innovation are central to the work ethic at SDS, driving us to deliver creative and practical engineering solutions with a hands-on approach. We pride ourselves on providing a prompt service with cost effective and buildable designs.  As a young and modern practice, adaptability is key to meeting the demands of the evolving construction industry; our flexible design led approach provides an excellent service to Clients, Architects and contractors alike.   

 

The breadth of experience at SDS ranges from large new-build developments to complicated refurbishments. Our work also covers smaller projects including domestic loft conversions, rear extensions and building surveys.

THE PRACTICE

THE PEOPLE

DIRECTOR

SARAH WADLEY

MEng (Hons) CEng MIStructE

Sarah studied Civil and Architectural Engineering at the University of Bath graduating with a First Class Honours degree. She is a fully chartered member of the IStructE and has over 10 years of design experience at Elliott Wood Ltd.

 

She has extensive experience in leading engineering teams for projects across residential, commercial and mixed-use building sectors delivering projects up to £50 million both nationally and abroad. Amongst other key skills Sarah is an expert in subterranean engineering – specifically in the design of complex basement constructions beneath buildings in Central London including Listed properties.

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DIRECTOR

TIM BOTFIELD

MEng (Hons) CEng MIStructE

Tim studied Structural Engineering at the University of Sheffield graduating with a First Class Honours degree. He is a chartered member of the IStructE and has over 10 years of experience in the construction industry.

 

He has a vast range of experience in Structural Engineering and has delivered projects across all sectors. He also has experience in contracting having worked as a senior design manager for the tier 1 contractors Wates successfully delivering large scale residential developments including high rise structures. Tim’s broad knowledge of construction techniques along with his technical ability gives him a unique vantage point.

 

 

DIRECTOR

ADAM ATKINSON

MEng (Hons) CEng MIStructE

Adam studied Civil and Structural Engineering at Swansea University graduating with a First Class Honours degree. He is a fully chartered member of the IStructE and has over 10 years of design experience.

 

He has worked on projects across all sectors including residential, commercial, education and healthcare and has been the lead design engineer responsible for delivering numerous projects ranging from high-end residential refurbishments to mass housing developments up to £40m.  His experience includes the structural design of many basements, school buildings and residential apartment buildings; and has allowed him to gain a vast knowledge of the practical solutions available to create efficient, economic structures.

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STRUCTURAL ENGINEER

TAHA mELKSARI

MSc BEng Hons

Taha studied her Bachelors of Civil Engineering at the Nottingham Trent University and her Masters Degree at Kingston University. She is currently a graduate member of the IStructE working towards her chartership. Taha has over 6 years of postgraduate experience in structural engineering in London and has worked on both new built and refurbishment residential projects.

 

Her experience includes structural design of loft conversions, extensions, basements and small to medium sized new build structures. She has been involved in projects from concept to construction stages, working closely with architects to meet client’s requirements.

 

Taha has joined SDS in 2020 with extensive experience in residential refurbishments