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1564 - Axion House

Lewisham

Axion House is a new mixed use development in Lewisham, providing residential accommodation over commercial and ancillary spaces, and duplex residential apartments, at ground and upper ground floor levels

Key Features

  • The structure is a new-build RC frame arranged in a concertina shape, with two towers rising to 12 and 16 storeys.
  • RC transfer slabs at first floor allow for a 3.5m cantilever at the entrance to site, and for varying column positions at ground and upper ground floors.
  • The site lies in Flood Zone 3 and is constrained with Network Rail lines on two sides and a third side bounded by the River Ravensbourne.
  • Heyne Tillett Steel have demonstrated through detailed flood modelling that the extents and severity of flooding are less onerous than the Environment Agency’s recently updated flood levels, thus lowering the floor levels of the proposed development and lifting a policy objection to the planning submission.
  • The constrained geometry variable flat layouts led to the design of rotating and walking columns throughout to minimise transfer structure

Client: PRP ArchitectsArchitect: London Square

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People:
Tom Steel
Carmel Lennon
James Mumford

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