We provide structural design services for this mixed-use development with retained heritage-listed facade located in London. 


Location

  • London, England, UK

Sector

Service

  • Structural Engineering
  • Building Information Modelling (BIM)
  • Facade Engineering
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Client

  • Cheval Property Management Ltd

Project Status

  • In construction

Architect

  • Dixon Jones Ltd

A century-old residential building located in London prestigious quarter

WSP in Poland is providing structural engineering services to this century old residential building located in London prestigious quarter, over the Piccadilly Underground line. The building is characterized by the heritage-listed façade in red brick and stone dressings. The complete internal structure will be rebuilt, underground level deepened by one additional level and the upper storeys will be rebuilt as reinforced and steel construction (two highest levels). The roof overlap with chimneys is also heritage-listed, therefore they will be reconstructed in the same form. Due to underground rail tracks it is necessary to incorporate anti-vibration inserts across all structural elements. Because of architectural requirements, isolation has been added below the ceiling over the ground level.   The new structure will comprise of two underground and six upper storeys. The combination of new and refurbished spaces will provide 6,000  of residential, 2,950  of retail and 2,700  of office facilities.

Office area
2,700 m²
Residential area
6,000 m²
Retail area
2,950 m²
Total area
14,450 m²

International cooperation and multidiscipline coordination

Due to limitations associated with historical character of the building, existing surrounding buildings as well as high quality of designed spaces, the project required strict coordination between all disciplines: structural, building services, architectural, interior designers and conservator. Therefore, BIM has been introduced on early project stage. It will help not only during the design and construction, but will be also used for building management during use phase.

55-91 Knightsbridge, construction, London