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Chris Gross

Chris Gross

MEng (Hons) MPhil PhD CEng MICE
Conservation Accredited Engineer

Associate Director

A highly experienced engineer, Chris takes the engineering lead on a diverse range of projects including conservation and re-use. He is a Conservation Accredited Engineer.

Chris’s main interest lies in the conservation of historic buildings and he is interested in using natural materials whenever possible. Previously he has worked as a researcher investigating the load bearing performance of ModCell straw bale panels and undertook his doctoral research at the University of Bath on composite timber framing and hemp-lime construction. In 2013 Chris won the Howard Medal and in 2016 he won the Palmer Prize both from the Institution of Civil Engineers for his work on straw bale construction.

At Integral he has worked on a wide range of projects notably conservation work at the Grade I listed Boston Manor in Hounslow, work at the National Trust’s Dyrham Park and Assembly Rooms, roof reconstruction at the Grade II* listed Tone Works and The Bond and Floodgate Street reuse projects in Birmingham.

Chris has three chickens who provide him with fresh eggs every day as well as being keen companions to him whenever he is in the garden. In his spare time he enjoys making improvements to his house and cycling.