Our award-winning approach towards the One Sherwood Street project pushes engineering into a new realm of delivery.
Behind the famous Picadilly Circus lights, sits Lucent W1, at One Sherwood Street. One element of its redevelopment was a brand new roofing structure – a non-parallelogram Trapezoid, at approximately 2000m2.
Design4Structures was approached, by Wates, after an initial traditional construction method, proved not to be the optimal solution. We instead adopted an offsite methodology with lifting strategy, ultimately reducing the construction time on-site by 16 weeks. The project was optimised by 40%, with zero non-conformance reports, no site remedial works or on-site injuries.
Using panelisation, paved the way for standardisation, with 75% of construction taking place in a controlled environment. Repetitive, module geometrics over the entirety of the roof, with complete lines of identical panelised assemblies, were designed for installation where practical.
This project brought the D4S Engineering and Construction Modelling Teams together as one. Utilising BIM and 3D Modelling in Tekla enabled a fully coordinated approach. Clash detection reviews, along with a pre-fabrication strategy, meant that potential issues with site installation and tolerance, could be addressed during the modelling process and effectively designed out. This essentially de-risked as far as possible, for all parties involved, whilst creating greater efficiencies around resource and procurement.