Philip Reynolds

CEng., MIStructE

Technical Director

Philip has over 40 years’ experience within the construction industry and has design knowledge in all structural materials, with a particular expertise in structural steelwork. Philip joined us in 2002 from Kvaerner, a multinational petrochemical and pharmaceutical company. In his employment at Kvaerner he was responsible for the structural steelwork design on several projects of varying sizes up to £150 million in countries such as the UK, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, Malaysia and India. Prior to his time at Kvaerner he worked with Conder Structures at various levels including draughtsman, Structural Engineer, Project Engineer and Development Engineer. He has been involved both in project design and administration of structural engineering works in connection with a wide cross section of building types.

The versatility of structural steel gives architects and developers the best opportunity to achieve their aims in a cost-effective manner. The ability to recycle steel make it the leading sustainable construction material. WFBA has considerable expertise in structural steel design for all types of building structures. In addition to main structural steelwork design WFBA offer a connection design service to several fabricators as it is becoming increasing rare for engineers of other practices to design the connections on their structures, leaving this very important task to the fabricators. Considerable additional costs can be incurred if this task is not carried out correctly.

Roles and Responsibilities

Philip is responsible for the design of structural steelwork, connections (both on WFBA structures and as a specialist service for fabricators), staircases and balustrading throughout WFBA.

Key Skills:

Specialist Steelwork, Staircases Balustrading, Modular Structures, Project Management, Specialist Connection, Petrochemical structures, Structural engineer spreadsheet development and AutoCAD.


Lombard Street, London – Temporary stability during column removal and structural steelwork connection design

Porcelanosa - architectural staircase

Rolls Building  - cantilever helical staircase

Lost World, Paultons Park – structural steel frames and connections

Daedalus Park, Lee-on-Solent– structural steel frame and connections

Spinnaker Tower, Portsmouth – balustrading

Southampton New Arts Centre – staircases and balustrading

Quotient Bio Campus – staircases and structural steel connections

Saxon Wharf – boat storage racks

Dunfermline Museum & Art Gallery - connections