1508-2 - 18-21 Hand Court
London Borough of Camden
The development of a new 5-storey plus basement reinforced concrete frame for commercial use, bounded on all sides by surrounding buildings and located adjacent a narrow pedestrianised thoroughfare. The works will involve carefully demolishing the existing building and extending the existing basement to maximise the footprint area with a new-build structure. A shallow sewer runs in front of the proposed building which has been considered from a construction and in-use perspective with the asset owner.
- Understanding the logistics involved with demolition and construction, including working around critical sewer and party wall interfaces on all sides.
- Architecturally exposed reinforced concrete frame with high GGBS percentages to minimise the embodied carbon of the proposed structure.
- Reinforced concrete raft across the footprint of the site to support the new structure, omitting the requirement for a piling rig that would be difficult to install considering site access.
- Feature prefabricated façade panels are proposed along the main elevation, with the structure carefully designed to minimise the volume of material needed whilst respecting internal and external aesthetic aspirations.
- Development of a tunnel-header solution to facilitate new below ground drainage connections to the sewer omitting the need for new manholes at street level.
Client: SRG Holborn LimitedArchitect: Buckley Gray Yeoman