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Directors

Steve Brock

Steve Brock

Steve has worked in the industry for 30 years and holds a first class honours degree in civil engineering. He is managing director of Clear Structures, Thomasons’ specialist glass engineering division.

He is responsible for glass engineering projects, involving the innovative design of elements such as building façades, curtain walling, balustrades and staircases. He works with leading glass suppliers to develop and test fire resistant glass floors and provides expert advice and technical investigations on a range of projects. His work also involves architectural metalwork and designing bespoke components to interface with glass designs. Clear Structures has also been involved with art projects, such as sculptures.

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Stephen Istead

Stephen Istead

Stephen joined Thomasons Southend in 2013. Over a 37 year career he has built extensive experience of structural engineering in a variety of roles for contractors, consultants and multi-disciplinary practices.

His expertise encompasses a wide range of materials and building types across a variety of sectors including industrial, education, retail and commercial, as well as the public sector.

He currently focuses on the housing market, in particular new residential developments, undertaking the design of refurbishments and conducting structural condition surveys on defects for home buyers and owners. He also provides a service to the defence sector, which includes advising on the maintenance of flood defences.

Based in the offices of our specialist glass engineering division, Clear Structures, Stephen also contributes structural engineering expertise to Clear Structures projects, both in the UK and internationally.

Rob Parsell

Rob Parsell

Rob has more than 20 years’ experience in glass engineering and has worked for Clear Structures since the company was established in 2003.

He has extensive experience in the design and engineering of bespoke glass structures, in particular across the commercial, retail and residential sectors. His structural glazing projects range from glass extensions and façades to glazed floors and lift enclosures.

Rob has been involved in a range of high-profile projects including the Velodrome at the Olympic Park; the museum at Lord’s Cricket Ground; Rochester Cathedral; The Shard and many famous retail units at Westfield Stratford and Westfield White City.

His structural glass designs have been featured in The Architects' Journal and The Architectural Review.

Barry Patrick

Barry Patrick

Barry has worked in the industry for more than 15 years and holds a degree in civil engineering. He joined Clear Structures in 2003 and is responsible for its Northern Ireland office, managing the business development in the province and the production of structural designs.

His expertise is in the structural design of steel, aluminium and glass structures including the design and assessment of blast restraint assemblies.

Barry has been involved with a wide range of projects including the transformation of the Imperial War Museum in London; the City of Manchester Etihad Stadium expansion; the new computer science building at Queen’s University Belfast; the refurbishment of St James’ Church and glass spire in Dublin and the terminals refurbishment programme at London Heathrow. He has also contributed to fit-out works in the retail sector including John Lewis, Debenhams, Next and Primark.

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