The existing structure was a 1930’s reinforced concrete frame water tower adjacent to the Grand Union Canal in North West London. The scheme converts the tower into a large residential dwelling. The work is split into two phases, the first of which constructs a new access core and two additional storeys. The second phase includes construction of the further two storeys at the top of the tower and the infill of the lower floors.
The existing structure and foundations of the tower were thoroughly investigated to understand its capacity to carry additional storeys without the requirement to strengthen the foundations. Construction access was extremely limited and therefore a panelised timber framed solution was adopted that could be erected quickly from an adjacent site.
Client: PrivateArchitect: SUSD