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1042 - 2-5 Benjamin Street

London

Situated opposite Farringdon Station, this project involves the demolition of 3 separate buildings and the construction of a 6 storey mixed use development with a basement, incorporating retail at ground, commercial use at 1st-3rd floors and residential units above. A number of constraints are present on the existing site including working around a public alley in the centre of the site, meeting requirements of Network Rail and London Underground for working close to Farringdon Station and relocating an existing substation.

The proposed building is to generally comprised of a reinforced concrete frame, with flat slab construction and exposed concrete soffits, columns and walls within the commercial space. A lightweight steel frame is to form the structure to the residential areas. The foundations are to be piled, with secant piles forming the basement box.

Client: The Girdlers CompanyArchitect: Allford Hall Monaghan Morris

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People:
Tom Steel
Tom Watson
Robert Mills