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Steve Webb

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  • Steve Webb founded Webb Yates Engineers with Andy Yates in 2005.

    Steve has a passion for combining imagination with technical rigour to create artful and inventive structural designs. Since founding the company, he has led a number of prestigious and multi award-winning projects including 15 Clerkenwell Close, The Kantor Centre of Excellence for the Anna Freud Centre and The Hoover Building.

  • Biography

  • Steve started his career as a site engineer for the Jubilee Line Extension, gaining first-hand experience of site issues and subterranean construction in London. He went on to work at Whitby Bird and Sinclair Knight Merz and Santiago Calatrava, where he worked on prestigious projects including Wembley Arena and the Turning Torso tower in Sweden, a 58 storey residential tower with a dramatic twisting form achieved with a hybrid steel and concrete frame.

    Steve is interested in combining imagination with technical rigour to create artful and inventive structural designs. Since founding the company, he has led a number of prestigious and multi award-winning projects including 15 Clerkenwell Close, The Kantor Centre of Excellence for the Anna Freud Centre and The Hoover Building.

    Steve has pioneered the practice’s approach to innovation and sustainability, advocating for the use of non-conventional materials, from cast iron to cork and from inflatables to stone, to design low carbon structures. 

    Steve also regularly lectures at universities and events, has taught at the AA, RCA, and the Bartlett, has written for industry magazines including BD and the RIBAJ, and has judged various awards including for the RIBA and iStructE.

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  • Practice

  • Webb Yates Engineers is a 60-strong multidisciplinary engineering practice comprising structural, civil, mechanical, electrical, and public health engineers, architects, and energy and carbon consultants. 

    With offices in London, Birmingham and Bristol, we work with a diverse range of design teams and clients to realise intelligent and adventurous projects of all scales.

    We have won numerous competitions and awards for our work including IStructE Structural Awards, Civic Trust and RIBA awards, and an RIBA Stirling Prize nomination. During 2018 we won Construction News’ Award for Construction Consultant of the Year and Building Magazine’s Award for Engineering Consultant of the Year. 

    In light of the severity of the climate emergency and huge contribution of the built environment to carbon emissions and other environmental indicators, we have signed the Construction Declares pledges. We will always offer environmentally conscientious solutions and where appropriate alternative options. We offer services dedicated to bringing the built environment in line with planetary limits.

    Central to our philosophy is an enjoyment of the collaborative creative process. It is this desire for unbounded collaboration, together with the broad-ranging interests of the team that has cultivated our multidisciplinary offer.
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