This project involved the demolition of a number of existing buildings on this corner site to allow the construction of a new 120,000 square foot office development. The superstructure is a steel frame with castellated beams allowing for integration of services.
The core is of concrete construction to allow it to be “jump” formed to speed up construction. The building is founded on RC spread foundations onto the gravel below. The façades of the building are made up of a number of different sections and materials including brick, stone and faience requiring a complicated system of façade support.
The floor zone construction is extremely limited to allow a 2.7m consistent floor to ceiling height to be achieved. This has required complex integration of the services and structural solutions.
Client: Great Portland EstatesArchitect: Emrys Architects