Horatio’s Garden, Stoke Mandeville Hospital

Boom Construction commissioned LSJ Engineering to create a new build for Horatio’s Garden at Stoke Mandeville Hospital. Horatio’s Garden is part of Stoke Mandeville’s National Spinal Injuries Centre, in Buckinghamshire, and is charity-funded. This was a fascinating job, for many reasons.

  • Client: Boom Construction
  • Structural detail by: Mark Ebbs
  • Job Duration: February 2018-September 2018

We designed, supplied and fit quite an unusual structure to create the new building. Formed by steel plate ‘wings,’ the structure is supported on columns and restrained by torsion rods. The wings are timber-clad, with window support frames suspended from the ends. The wings create the illusion of a floating structure! The design process was quite complicated but thanks to our state-of-the-art drawing software, we modelled the structure and had the sections CNC laser cut for accuracy.

We’re pleased with the final building! We’re also proud to have played a small part in improving patients’ experience at Stoke Mandeville Hospital. What do you think of the finished garden?

Want to know more about the project? Horatio’s Garden was featured on ITV News back in 2017! Here’s the segment:

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We’re available for architectural steel work! Contact us here, email info@lsjeng.co.uk or phone 01702 290 585. Learn about our other architectural steel work here. We look forward to hearing from you.

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LSJ Engineering provides premium structural steel, architectural steel and staircases for businesses in Essex, London and the South East, from our base in Shoeburyness.

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