Our design team engineer savings to allow clients to do more with less

Our experienced estimating team work hand-in-hand with qualified structural designers to provide a quick response and price for most structural design schemes.

We use our considerable combined knowledge of the industry to provide a true estimate that will avoid unforeseen 'extras' at the end of a contract, which may provide unwanted budgetary problems for both us and our Clients.

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Value Engineering

Value engineering suggestions can be made to complement the Structural Engineer's design to come up with the most effective and productive overall design for the job.

The importance of connection design is often overlooked in the costing process, but our design team are available at both the estimate and construction stages to ensure that this critical element receives the proper attention that it deserves.

Offering Design and Build

As well as providing 'up-front' Design and Build capability, our team are always willing to assess a pre-engineered contract for D&B viability. We explore alternative framing solutions, different floor and roof construction materials, or the introduction or removal of trusses and plate girders all to ensure the best possible design is carried forward.

Quality you can be assured of

Our design team work to the latest standards, and our processes are audited as part of our ISO 9001 accreditation.

Design & Build Process


Enquiry Review

We review all the available information that will feed into the design process: Specifications, employer’s requirements, contract documentation, architectural and engineering drawings.


Initial Design

We explore different arrangements of structure, look for efficiencies taking account of likely connection detailing, fabrication ease and safety, construction sequencing, and find the most efficient frame design possible from a whole cost perspective, not just a minimum weight solution.


GA submission

The final designs are communicated through sharing of 3D design models. The design model is brought in-line with the precise geometric requirements for construction, the secondary elements are modelled, and from the construction model our General Arrangement drawings are produced and submitted to the design team for review.


Design Team Review

Our GA drawings are submitted, and reviewed at Design Team Meetings. Any proposed alterations submitted to us in the approval period are incorporated into our model and drawings, and resubmitted for final approval.


Towards fabrication

Our engineers design the connections, and pass calculation and sketches to the drawing office. The detailers update the construction model with the connection designs, and produce fabrication drawings.


Fabricate, Deliver, Erect

Starting with Just In Time deliveries from stockholders and mills, the fabrication process begins in our production facility. After fabrication is complete, we apply paint in-house and after drying, the steel is ready to be delivered to site in erectable loads for swift on-site execution.

Our Projects

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Retail & leisure

Preston Animate

1200 Tonnes

Preston Animate

Working with Eric Wright, we have delivered structural steel packages to support the construction of a retail complex in Preston.

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595 Tonnes

New Covent Garden Markets - B2

Working with Vinci, we have delivered structural steel packages to the multi-phase New Covent Garden Markets.

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Multi-storey buildings

Design & build

1600 Tonnes

Bank House

Alongside Bowmer and Kirkland we value engineered the steel structure to deliver the office building in 2022.

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Car Parks

Design & build

645 Tonnes

Christie Multi-storey Car Park

We worked with Vinci's North West office to deliver the structural steelwork and metal decking for Christie multi-storey car park.

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Earning industry experience and a qualification has been invaluable. Not every opportunity gives you on-the-job experience and I've found that this has really helped my development

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Charlie Fixter, Trainee Contracts Manager

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One of the reasons I chose an apprenticeship was because I could earn and learn at the same time. Working at Hambleton Steel has provided me with day-to-day training and experience which has helped me understand the industry and business.

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Jake Dolan, Apprentice Estimator

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Working with Hambleton Steel on Manchester City Campus College was an enjoyable experience for ourselves and the wider design team. Hambleton brought their knowledge and skill by collaboratively working with the whole team from RIBA Stages 2/3 until completion by problem solving, giving advise on buildability and bringing efficiencies to the design to ensure it maintained within budget.

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Latifah McIntosh - Willmott Dixon

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They’ve done a cracking job on here for us and I personally would have no hesitation in using them again.

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Lee Hughes - Vinci

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Pleasure working with you and your team, and great turnround on the scheme and a good finished product with no major issues on site along with a final account agreed, cant do much better than that. Happy to put you forward where we can and would definitely work with yourselves again.

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Peter Dodd - Vinci