Client: Restoration London
Consultants: Kempton Smith Ltd, Hydrock, Front Architecture, Mckinley Spaces
Type: 30 residential units and 12500ft2 of usable class B1 commercial space
Centrespace Design were involved early on in the design process as the project engineer. Taking the project through concept and developed design to technical design to completion.
The site itself is bordered by a Network Rail Assest & the River Lea, which created several early on design constraints. In addition to these a Thames Water trunk sewer runs through the development.
Due to the above constraints the most economical foundation solution was a RC piled raft, which spans over the no dig area of the trunk sewer. The superstructure of the building is formed from a traditional reinforced concrete frame.
Precast columns are being utilised to enable the swift erection of the steel frame. With a Raptor crane located on the tight site adjacent to one of the network rail main lines this site proposed some exiting challenges.
As of May 2018 the site is well into the construction process, with CSD providing a weekly presence onsite to ensure any queries raised are answered immediately.