Who We Are

Super Structures Associates are an exceptional team of ingenious structural engineers based in Twickenham, South West London. Led by Derek Mason, they deliver the four elements crucial to any construction project that wants to stand out for its design, and deliver on time and to budget:

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    Independent Opinion

    Expert advice and supportive guidance without the daunting jargon

  • Cost Effective Solutions

    Cost Effective Solutions

    By thinking differently and asking is there a better way? We bring real value to the project

  • A Sharp Eye For Design

    A Sharp Eye For Design

    Commercial awareness and our ingenious creative approach.

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    Project Journey

    Clear communication to your whole construction team; what needs to happen, when and why

Is There A Better Way?

A theme that keeps recurring is our ability to ‘think differently’. Our SSA mantra is always ‘there must be a better way of doing this!’ So if you have a problem that needs a different type of thinking; where achieving the impossible is an essential requirement, we excel by bringing real value to the project.

Will it Stand Up?

A Professional Engineer’s View of the Creation of the London 2012 Olympic Stadium

Derek Mason – Author of ‘Will It Stand Up? A Professional Engineer’s View of the Creation of the London 2012 Olympic Stadium’. This book provides you with a blueprint to assist in building your personal and business reputation. I introduce the Seven Principles for Running a Successful Project. They are demonstrated and discussed by using the London 2012 Olympic Stadium as an excellent example of how they were applied successfully. Also included are examples of other construction projects where I have implemented these principles.

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Super Structures Associates was founded in April 2011 by Derek Mason. Whilst continuing to work in the day job, like most entrepreneurs, Derek began taking on a few small projects, working in the evenings and at weekends from his summerhouse at the bottom of his garden.

Once the business started to grow, Derek took the leap of faith and resigned from the day job in June 2012 and dedicated himself to growing Super Structures Associates.


Meet the Team

Derek Mason

Derek Mason CEng PrEng MSc(Eng) MSAICE MICE MIStructE is a Chartered Structural Engineer with over 35 years’ experience in the field of structural engineering. He is also a registered Professional Engineer in South Africa and has worked on projects of various sizes and complexity in many parts of Africa and has worked in the UK since 1998.

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Jennifer Thornton

Jennifer has worked as a Personal Assistant for 20 years and joined SSA in 2018. Jennifer is involved in the marketing and client relations at SSA, as well as assisting Derek and all the structural engineers with their administrative needs for their projects.

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Robbie Synge

Robbie joined SSA in 2016 having completed his MEng studies at the University of Brighton.

During his time with SSA, Robbie has worked as the design engineer on over 100 projects. A few personal highlights of his include:

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Matthew Bone

Matt graduated with a MEng in Civil Engineering from the University of Portsmouth. With previous experience working for a piling sub-contractor, Matt joined SSA in April 2018.

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Alex Devlin

Alex completed his BEng (Hons) in Civil and Environmental Engineering from The University of the West of England in 2020 and went on to complete his MSc in Structural Engineering from Brunel University in 2021.

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At SSA we pride ourselves on our Company Values and keep them as our focus for all the projects we complete.

  • Always Do The Right Thing
  • Honesty & Integrity – We Do What We Say
  • Innovate & Challenge – There Is A Better Way – We Are Solution Focused
  • Lead, Follow or Get Out Of The Way
  • Respect & Harmony
  • Give Back
  • Have Some Fun

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