The Stadium Business Design & Development Summit 2017 (#TDS17)

Lindsey has just returned from an excellent 3 days at this year’s Stadia Conference in Barcelona. The summit started with an engaging tour of the Camp Nou Stadium with a sneak peak into the plans for the exciting forthcoming Espai Barça development surrounding the stadia. The presentations and panel discussions were really inspiring with some outstanding projects showcased over the second and third days by some of the Stadia Industry’s leading designers, constructors and clients. Thank you #TDS17, see you next year!


WINNER – Adele 25 Stage

We are delighted to have picked up the award for best Small Project (£1-3m) at this year’s IStructE Awards on the 50th anniversary of the Ceremony.

For more information on the project, see below link to the IStructE website:


OPS welcome Elspeth to their team

Elspeth has joined us as a Graduate Engineer having successfully completed her Masters at the University of Bath in Innovative Structural Materials.


OPS welcome Richard to their team

Richard has 12 years’ experience in the industry and has joined our group as a Senior Engineer, leading one of our design teams here in Cirencester.


Amex Stadium

Paul Hill: Great to see the Amex stadium in action for Premier League football. Brighton were in the fourth tier when we started designing their 22,000 seater stadium in 2008. A fantastic project, with numerous awards to boot, and my introduction to stadia design – so I will definitely be following the Seagulls this season.


Adele Stage shortlisted for IStructE Structural Awards 2017

Judge’s comment:

The Adele 25 Stage exposes and celebrates the role of the structural engineer to the public through its use as a performance venue for several concerts throughout Australasia. This tall and significant structure has arrived out of many different drivers and constraints and provides largely unobstructed views through exclusion of traditional bracing.

Tall unbraced structures such as this one require careful consideration for stability design, especially when they are erected quickly and in many different locations. The engineering took account of the vast constraints and design drivers to produce a safe, efficient, elegant and reusable structure. The adaptability in its design allows it to be used in different countries, taking account of change in environments, multiple design code requirements and variable foundation and support conditions. It is also designed to be easily transportable and reusable, and easy and fast to construct, which allows for repeat use and therefore minimises costs.


OPS welcome Dan to their team

It is with great excitement that the team at OPS welcome Dan Silber for his industrial placement from Bath University.


OPS welcome Sam to their team

It is with great excitement that the team at OPS welcome Sam Berry for his industrial placement from Bath University.


Ascot in the Sun

Simon Ho: Great to see my old project looking so good in the sunny weather!


Adele – Record Breaking Tour Stage by Star Events and OPS

Proud to have carried out the Structural Engineering for Star Events’ VerTech Ultra stage system used on Adele’s record breaking tour of Australia and New Zealand. Looking forward to the tour finale at Wembley in June!