Elliott Connolly


MEng (Hons) CEng MICE
Elliott Connolly joined Whitby Wood at the practice’s founding in 2016. He is an associate director, and structural engineer with a great instinct for collaborative leadership, and has been working on complex projects in the UK and internationally for more than seven years.

Trained in Cardiff, where he combined a love for maths, physics and art in an engineering course that included architecture, he joined Ramboll UK as a graduate in 2011. His passion for sustainable built environment solutions was deepened by his work helping deliver a sustainable flood relief development project in Bangladesh. While in India on a seven month secondment, he worked on the Al Rayyan Stadium project which will feature in the FIFA 2022 World Cup in Qatar — designing long span steel trusses for the main stadium and enclosed training pitches.

For Whitby Wood, projects include two residential buildings: the six-storey cross-laminated timber Boiler House, and Chesterfield House, which links three concrete frame structures of 26, 21 and 8 levels.

It’s the combination of organisation, creative problem solving and collaborative interaction that glues him to structural engineering as a profession. And all of these will play no small part in his next challenge — taking a leading role in the delivery of the engineering for London’s Greenwich Peninsula Design District, with its 16 buildings by eight different architects.

Elliott is a confident communicator and experienced team manager. He also loves sketching, and his entry in the 2017 Engineering Club sketches competition was highly commended.

Elliott’s projects include …
The Boiler House, Hillingdon
Greenwich Peninsula Design District
Residence, Royal Oak, London
Chesterfield House, Wembley
DEWA competition scheme, Dubai, UAE

Awards …
— Engineering Club sketches competition 2017, highly commended
— IStructE Young Structural Engineers International Design Competition 2014, highly commended … transitional shelter
— British Expertise International Awards 2014, Outstanding international development project in a fragile state, highly commended … with ActionAid (flood relief)
— British Expertise International Awards 2014, Outstanding international collaboration project, highly commended … with ActionAid (flood relief)

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