Steve Trowbridge CEng MICE MIStructE

Based in Somerset close to Bridgwater and Hinkley Point.

Starting in Bristol in 1979 and with expierence on projects such as The Galleries Shopping Centre, The Second Severn Crossing and smaller projects such as the rebuilding of award winning shops  in Old Market Bristol and in Somerset  the structural design of a number of smaller buildings at Musgrove Park Hospital such as the ENT Operating Theatre. The conversion of the original Lutyens designed stables at Redlynch Park near Bruton there is background of projects of all shapes and sizes and the design of Offsite Timber framed buildings (OSM) completed a wide range of structures both old and new.

After periods of work in Hong Kong, Botswana and the Former Soviet Union  I was part of the team leading the design  of the 44,000T reinforced concrete Valiant floating jetty at HMNB Clyde (Faslane)  for the Royal Navy’s Astute class submarines and before that with Magnox helping to looking after the UK’s aging and now closed first generation nuclear power plants at places such as Hinkley Point A, Dungeness, Oldbury and Sizewell.

Carbon Capture Sequestration (CCS) projects followed including  schemes at Peterhead and Abu Dhabi with BP. That was followed by five years in Abu Dhabi as part of the Integrated Project Management Team on $25B UZ750. Leading a team of civil, structural, geotechnical, marine engineer’s and architects we managed  the delivery of  oil production facilities on four artifical islands 50 miles offshore from Abu Dhabi. There were many challenges including geotechnical ones as the project pushed the bounds on knowledge on compaction of calcarous sands  beyond the established methods os assessment and measurement.

Artifical Island off the Abu Dhabi coast


I  run a blog at and have a keen interest in offsite housing and flood prevention as most people who live on the Somerset Levels do.

Currenty promoting the B300 project in Bridgwater that proposes locating the planned Bridgwater Tidal Barrier downstream of its planned location and putting a road crossing on it that would eventually provide Bridgwater with a Northern Bridgwater Bypass.