This 18-storey, 5300 Tonnes mixed-use building in London has been delivered to an extremely high architectural specification.
The outside of the building is deceptively simple in its ‘cube’ form; however, this conceals a complex steel frame that shifts the main building columns from a smaller footprint at ground level out to a perimeter column grid from level 6 upwards.
A major complicating factor of the canopy is that the members must incorporate stainless steel rainwater pipes within them.
William Hare engaged in a detailed sequencing and temporary work design phase to ensure the lower levels of the building were balanced across the core during construction. This avoided the use of excessive amounts of temporary steel, and prevented the vulnerable (client specified) core connections being overloaded during the build stage.
Extensive architecturally exposed steelwork has also required a high quality of finish to the paintwork of our steel.