This development provides 380 units of Private Rental Sector (PRS) accommodation, office and retail space. Amenity facilities for the residents include a concierge, gym, cafe, residents bar, guest rooms, function spaces, on site laundry, storage and car parking. The project comprises two towers (17 and 13 stories), the Grade II listed Blackfriar public house and a partial footprint basement. This is all knitted together by a central landscaped podium.
This industrial site was comprised of various parcels of land, each of which had various historic uses. We helped to unlock the potential of the site by successfully negotiating the closure and diversion of three public sewers that crossed the site. Working closely with the team, we developed a basement strategy that worked with the site contours, minimising excavations and avoiding expensive temporary works during construction.
Through close collaboration with the team, we also developed an optimal structural grid for both towers, designing out transfer structures, minimising material usage and saving over £1.5m in construction costs versus the more the more traditional solutions.