We are AMP Structures.
Who Are We?
Like many great things, AMP was created after a stressful week of work by two friends fed up with the status quo.
In a small pub, nestled in the shadows of Tower Bridge, we (Henry and Harvey) began talking of our frustrations of the inefficiencies of larger ‘corporate’ consultancies and we were convinced we could do better.
And so, in 2017, AMP Structures was created with a focus on delivering a service that was in line with our client’s needs. Initially operating as a Partnership whilst we found our feet, we became a Limited Company in 2019.
We have listened to developers, architects and contractors closely and looked to integrate their feedback into our business model. This means avoiding both over-specification and delivering information that is laced with caveats and small print. Clarity is key.
November 2017November 2017AMP is born
AMP Structures is conjoured up over a beer by two engineers fed up with the perceived inefficiencies of large engineering practices.
January 2018January 2018First project
AMP delivers its first project design; a major house extension with internal alterations in North London. More domestic projects quickly follow including basement extensions and loft conversions.
December 2018December 2018Going deeper Underground
With the help of a structural method statement, temporary works design and stage 3 structural design all by AMP, planning is achieved on a £1m domestic basment extension in South London, AMPs biggest project to date.
November 2019November 2019Incorporation
Now a much bigger beast, AMP converts from a Partnership to AMP Structures Ltd.
September 2020September 202050 up
AMP delivers its 50th project, minor works to a house in Sutton Coldfield.
January 2021January 2021Full time
After a long year of growth AMP Structures grows to support one director, Henry Appleby, in full time employment.
January 2021January 2021Coventry comes calling
AMP are appointed to assist Coventry City Council with various projects associated with the City of Culture works. The beginning of a strong relationship with the city's council.
March 2021March 2021100 not out
AMP delivers is 100th project, a feature rear extension with double bi-fold doors in Lichfield
Summer 2021Summer 2021The Cov Pod
AMP are appointed and deliver the substructure, superstructure and structural design of the cladding systems of the now famous Coventry Train Station Tourism Pod.
Spring 2021Spring 2021Stately relations
AMP begin working for the Thorpe Constatine Estate, delivering deisgns on beautiful historic buildings including wedding accomodation and barn coversion to offices.
August 2021August 2021Full time (2!)
Just 7 months from Henrys full time jump, the business has doubled in size and Harvey joins full time.
September 2021September 2021Zone 1
AMP Structures is appointed on its first major central London project, a mixed-use refurbishment on Great Malborough Street.
October 2021October 2021Off to market
AMP are appointed to carry out design works for major alterations to the world famous Camden Market.
Henry is a structural engineer, chartered with ICE with a range of experience in London and the Midlands. He has designed and delivered a host of projects, focused around the residential sector alongside work in retail, commercial and industrial. He has design experience with all major construction materials and leading jobs of values of £20m+.
Henry specialises in the refurbishment of existing buildings, having worked on historic structures, conversions, extensions and alterations from domestic level to multi-storey towers. He is friendly, approachable and prides himself on his ability to work in any team, delivering practicable solutions for the client and the contractor.
Henry consistently receives positive feedback on his eagerness to help, straight-talking approach and ability to translate complex structural issues in to simple guidance.
Harvey has been responsible for well over 100 projects over his career, with an extensive range of experience, and focus on the residential and retail sectors. He has design experience in all the major materials, and is well versed in the design, delivery and management of projects with construction values up to £200M.
He has a strong specialism (and passion) for the refurbishment of existing structures; ranging from a portfolio of Grade II listed buildings within London, to 1960s RC framed shopping centres and varied extensions to the existing housing stock. Beyond this, he has extensive experience in large RC frames; having designed towers up to 52 storeys in height.
Harvey’s approach is one of collaboration. He believes by taking a collaborative and proactive approach early on in a project it’s possible to identify and mitigate the key challenges, before they find us.