46-68 De Beauvoir Crescent,
Client: Lanlake Limited
Architect: Duggin Morris Architects Ltd
Site located adjacent to the Regent Canal tow path. The new project required the demolition of existing light industrial building.
The basement structure was designed using load bearing perimeter contiguous concrete piles, on three elevations, with the adoption of the existing piles along the tow path elevation. The piles were faced with a reinforced concrete wall. Internal shear cores, walls and columns were supported on pile caps.
The superstructure of the building is a reinforced concrete frame. A central ground floor open podium divides the length of the building into a five and six storey block. A Metsec lightweight structure provides additional accommodation over the two blocks at roof level.
Transfer beams were positioned in the first floor to provide column free areas for flexibility of the architectural floor layouts within the residential areas. Additional transfer beams were provided at ground floor to accommodate the transition between the ground floor commercial and basement parking.