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Bespoke design.  Innovative solutions.

We are a design-led civil and structural engineering consultancy providing specialist advice on new-build and refurbishment projects, across the residential, commercial and educational sectors.


We work with award-winning Architects, Developers and Contractors, helping to deliver projects of varying scale and complexity across London, Essex and the UK.

From project inception to completion, our services cover:

Pre-Planning Advice     ll     Feasibility Studies     II     Structural Surveys     ll     Party Wall Advice

Detailed Design     ll     Site Inspections     ll     Project Management     ll     Expert Witness

Please get in touch for more details on the full breadth of our work and scope of services.


A double-storey car park and commercial space

with 120 residential units above

in a new-build 11-storey tower in Harlow

Recent Projects

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New-build residential development, London E17

New-build residential development, Shenley WD7

New-build private residence, Nottingham NG12

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Residential development, Woodford IG8

Residential development, Basildon

Residential development, Hoxton, London N1


Residential development, London N17

Private House, Buckhurst Hill, IG9

Commercial development, Loughton IG10

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Private house, Buckhurst Hill IG9

8-storey extension over theatre, Kingston KT1

New-build private residence, Dummer RG25

Commercial development, Nottingham NG1

Private house, Buckhurst Hill, IG9

Residential development, London E10

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An engineer since 2003, Ravi loves to get involved in key design decisions from the outset of a project, to help create an economical and easily constructable design from the outset.

He has a particular love for elegant sculptural design in steel and glass, that really showcases the structure. As well as being our founding director, he also holds the role of Professional Review Examiner for the ICE, and often delivers engineering talks in high schools and colleges across London.

Other materials Ravi likes to work with include woods and irons, in the context of the golf course on a rare Sunday morning.




RSA’s first (unofficial) employee, what Puglas lacks in engineering ability he makes up for in personality.

Puglas enjoys chicken, ham, long walks, belly scratches, cuddles, meeting new people, long snoozes, 'home time' and trips to the local pubs.

Dislikes include the rain, mud, car alarms, horses, vegetables, Jess Glynne, Amazon deliveries, "lock-down" and being woken up.

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Having enjoyed working with Ravi previously, Gemma joined RSA in 2018 as one of our first employees.

She has always had an interest in building structures, ever since childhood, and settled on structural engineering as a career when she realised she was more interested in the structural form framing a space, rather than planning the space itself (we leave that bit to the architects!).

At the weekend you can find Gemma on the agility course with our head of security, trying to teach her some new tricks before a rewarding treat in the form of a pint (or biscuits for Winnie) in one of East London’s many breweries.



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Dave graduated from his hometown University of Liverpool in 2013, and has since lived and worked in the London/Essex region.

 For him, the best part of the job is collaborating with an ambitious design team to create a building that is special. Whether it’s a new large-scale waterpark development, or an (award-winning!) sensitive and sustainable refurbishment to a historic building, Dave enjoys working on a broad range of building types having developed a wealth of experience across most sectors.

 When he’s not at work, Dave can be found running, cycling or hiking along the trails of nearby Epping Forest.




Inspired to become an engineer by her love of maths, Rowan worked for a global engineering firm straight out of uni, and then a medium sized central london consultancy before settling here at RSA, picking up plenty of experience in large scale residential and infrastructure projects along the way.

As well as her degree in Civil Engineering, she developed a love of the great outdoors while studying in South Wales, and can often be found on the weekends hiking somewhere outside of London.

Keen to inspire the next generation of engineers, Rowan volunteers as a STEM Ambassador with the ICE.





Karolina has been taking great care of us as our office manager since 2021.

Since then, she has developed a real interest in engineering and the built environment. So much so, that she will often watch programmes about the world’s tallest buildings or longest bridges with her kids at home, when they aren’t all cooking or taking a walk together.

We have Karolina to thank for our excellently organised office socials, incredibly diverse and well stocked drinks cupboards, thriving office plant life, nutrition programmes of our security and entertainment managers, and the general smooth day to day running of the RSA office.



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Ollie has been working  in the construction industry since 2012, involved in a vast range of projects from prestigious redevelopments of Grade I II and II* buildings, to modern industrial steel frames.

His favourite part of design is coming up with the initial ideas at scheming stage.

Ollie is inspired by engineering wonders such as the Pantheon or the Pyramids at Giza, incredible feats of engineering way ahead of their time.

Ollie shares Ravi’s love for golf, and probably gets to spend a bit more time on the course than Ravi. Although a lot of his time outside of the RSA office is focussed on building his property empire!



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Dom joined us as a graduate engineer in October 2021, and has since been promoted to Project Engineer.

Having excelled in maths and physics at school, Dom felt that structural engineering was the logical career path to take, allowing him to make a positive impact on people’s lives.

He has too many hobbies to list here and loves to try out any new sport. You name it, and Dom has probably tried it, and maybe even got a few medals! (Grappling is one example)

Inspired by the likes of Ove Arup, and his global influence, Dom enjoys steel design, particularly larger structures he can model in TSD.




Isabella joined us in 2023, all the way from Toronto!

As someone new to London, she has taken up running as a way to see more of her neighbourhood and our capital city’s famous landmarks and is currently building up to her first half marathon!

One of her favourite landmarks is The Gherkin, which Isabella feels encapsulates creativity, sustainability, and stability in a functional space – qualities we should always be striving for in every design.

She enjoys collaborating with the design team to solve problems, and produce unique solutions.





Issam is one of our graduate engineers, and has been here at RSA since November 2023.

Engineering is in Issam’s blood, with an engineer father inspiring him to follow in his footsteps. He is passionate about structural design, particularly reinforced concrete, as you can tell from his own words on the subject:

“Steel and concrete are my dynamic duo when it comes to design, like the peanut butter and jelly of structural engineering, with steel providing the tensile strength to counter concrete's weakness, creating a combination so strong it could hold up even the wildest architectural dreams.”

Issam is sure to be a wizard of concrete one day – a future Freyssinet.




Tom has not only 8 years of his own career experience behind him, but 2 generations of his family before him were draughtsmen. With his grandad becoming a draughtsman after WW2,  and his dad in the industry for 40+ years, drawing is truly part of his DNA.

He particularly enjoys the satisfaction of sending out a complete set of construction drawings, fully communicating the structural design and details of a project.

His weekends are mostly divided between renovating his house, and supporting his beloved West Ham at the London Staduim. Hard to say which is the more pain inducing pastime!




Currently dividing his working week between studying for his BEng in Civil Engineering, and carrying out engineering design and draughting for us here at RSA, Emile is a hardworking and highly motivated apprentice engineer.

He is particularly inspired by Antoni Gaudi’s La Sagrada Familia, and the clever way that they are completing the cathedral in lightweight prestressed stone panels now, after over 100 years of construction which started with traditional masonry.

In the free time he has left after designing, drawing and studying structure, you can probably find Emile cycling through Epping Forest, on the golf course or football pitch.



Winnie has risen to Head of Security at RSA due to her ability to sniff out treats and her hard work on the agility course.

Her likes include Tiger, going to the pub, walks in the forest, Karolina, treats, going swimming and lying on the sofa.

She’s not the biggest fan of Puglas or Ollie for some reason…


Events and News

Happy Birthday Emile!

We celebrated Emile's milestone birthday with a team lunch at Soiree, not far from our office in Buckhurst Hill. 

Its not often that most of us get invited to a 21st birthday, so we couldn't let this pass without a celebration. 


Welcome to our new grads!

Both joining us in November of 2023, we would like to extend a warm (and slightly belated) welcome to our new graduate engineers, Bella and Issam!

We look forward to seeing you grow and thrive here at RSA Design!

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Christmas 2023: It could be Rotterdam or anywhere...

To celebrate another successful year, RSA Design took the Eurostar across to Rotterdam to enjoy a bicycling brewery tour, Duckbus voyage up the river, an intense afternoon of boules, a  curling masterclass, and brave the heights of the Euromast tower in galeforce winds!


Winter 2023 site visit

A whole office trip to see one of our biggest projects currently under construction in Essex. A vast architect designed home with 2 storey RC basement, and 3 floors of loadbearing masonry superstructure above.


Summer 2023 client day: Ascot again!

Having enjoyed our summer days out at Ascot over the past 3 years so much, we took another group of clients along with us in our traditional open top bus (karaoke included) to enjoy the races!

Summer Social 2023: Top Golf and dinner at Sheesh

Because everyone enjoyed it so much last year, we decided to have our team day out at Top Golf again. Another great meal at Sheesh to celebrate the start of summer, and welcome our latest addition, Dave, to the team!


Christmas 2022: VR day

After spending the day playing games, completing challenges together and battling it out in a virtual world, we had our team Christmas dinner at Mama Shelter in Dalston. A great end to the year before saying goodbye to each other for the Christmas break!


Puglas turns 8!

and Winnie turns 2!

We like to celebrate birthdays at RSA Design, including our four-legged team members.

Looks like Puglas and Winnie couldn't be more excited to tear into their homemade birthday cakes!


Royal Ascot 2022

It wouldn't be summer at RSA Design without our annual trip to the races.

On one of the hottest days of the year we set off with a group of clients on an open top bus loaded up with refreshments, snacks, and of course, our karaoke microphones!


Summer Social 2022 (and Rowan turns 30?!) 

Combining our summer day out with a special birthday celebration for one of our Engineers, we started the day with some healthy competition at the driving range. Ollie secured the win, while Malek took the wooden spoon. A great day was rounded of with a delicious meal followed by a platter of Birthday donuts at Sheesh!


Christmas in Krakow 2021

A team weekend away involving a trip down into the biggest salt mine in Europe, Christmas markets, intense games of UNO in some of Krakow's famous shot bars, and some friendly axe throwing. Our annual Christmas trip was a great success! Thanks to Karolina for her hard work organising it!


Puglas is 7 

A photo that needs no explanation. 

Happy Birthday to our longest standing and youngest (or oldest in dog years!) employee!

Summer Social: RSA Design at Royal Ascot 2021

Happy to be out of lockdown, the team made their annual trip to Royal Ascot.

A great chance to properly welcome our newest team members, Rowan and Ollie!

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Christmas Social: RSA Design 'In Bruges' 2019

The RSA Design team spent a weekend in Bruges for the annual end-of-year trip abroad, exploring Belgian Christmas markets and sampling the local food & drink in the run-up to the festive period.

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Summer Social: RSA Design at Royal Ascot 2019

The RSA Design team hosted their annual day at the races with a select group of clients and colleagues, on Ladies Day at Royal Ascot.



RSA Design are Hiring!

We are looking for talented, enthusiastic and driven engineers & technicians at all levels to join the RSA Design team to support the continued growth of the business.

Please send your CV via email to and we will be in touch.



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2 Victoria Road, Buckhurst Hill
Essex, IG9 5ES

t: 0208 252 2270

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