In June 2020, evolve recieved the UK Tekla Structural Designer Award 2020 for our work on ‘The Barcode’ at Drake Circus, Plymouth.

Our entry showcased the challenging engineering design work involved in the project and demonstrated how the use of structural analysis software was integral to the successful completion of the building; both key factors in meeting the judging panel’s criteria.

Featuring a 5505-tonne steelwork frame, the complex structure housed a 12-screen cinema including the UK’s third largest IMAX, as well as 13 restaurants, a large indoor golf leisure facility, a sky-bar and several levels of car parking.