This mixed-use development, will provide 380 residential units and flexible commercial space. Comprised of 3 residential towers, they will be joined by a landscaped podium and single storey lower ground floor/basement.
Design4Structures were instructed as structural and infrastructure engineers, taking the project from RIBA Stage 2, through to completion. Adopting our multidisciplinary approach, our role was to initially support the client in identifying the most suitable and effective construction method, which would include the rollout and development of their new modular capability. As part of this, the team assisted in the development of fire testing strategies and panel designs for testing.
Following extensive research and development as part of the project scope, the identified solution was to take a hybrid approach. The team is providing the structural design for the reinforced concrete works, as well as the offsite modular elements, including primary steel-to-steel and steel-to-concrete connections. Our infrastructure engineering team has developed a drainage strategy in line with local guidelines and planning requirements. The proposed strategy includes SuDS features such as green and blue roofs that are fully integrated in the architectural and landscape design.
Having the capability to bring varying areas of expertise together, for both offsite modular and traditional reinforced concrete construction, enables us to fully co-ordinate the structural scheme in-house. This proves particularly valuable to the client, at the interface between the two construction methods, where typically multiple consultants would be involved.