This site in Kentish Town presents a number complex engineering challenges due to its location and history. A 19th century railway viaduct runs through the site and the development includes the spaces in the arches beneath the viaduct and a Thames Water mains sewer is also present on the existing site. The development proposals are for a new five-storey building plus basement providing approximately 40,000 square feet of office accommodation.
Through the initial design development close consultation with Network Rail has been key to ensure the development proposals are carefully considered to account for the proximity of the live railway.
The design of the building itself has also presented a number of challenges to achieve the complex geometry and column-free space that are a key part of the design philosophy.
Client: Brockton CapitalArchitect: Piercy & Company