Spark: York

Client – Spark: York CIC

Design Role  Civil & Structural Engineers

Landscape Architect – PWP


Spark York, opened to the public on 4th May 2018, is a community-based pop-up project for the people of York. It comprises around 23 up-cycled shipping containers, which house cafés, bars, retail units such as florists and vintage clothing stores, restaurants, a hairdresser and a sensory garden.

These containers are arranged over two levels across the site with a large central communal area and a mezzanine level around the top.

R Vint Engineering Ltd provided the engineering solutions for this project, which included calculating the structural capabilities of and the strengthening works required for the containers as well as designing both the foundation solutions and the first floor walkway.

Client:Spark York
Date: November 06, 2017