The 27-storey building is one of three apartment blocks that make up an 807-unit, new-build development in Park Royal, London, UK. RSK’s structural team was appointed to undertake the detailed design work on the structure. This will include full structural analysis of the reinforced concrete frames; 3D modelling of the structures to Building Information Modelling (BIM) Level 2, which involves collaborative virtual model sharing with the other consultants; and production of full working drawings for construction, including all steel reinforcement details and bar bending schedules.
The site, previously a large brewery complex and later a sports ground, is now vacant except for temporary car parking. Once developed, the scheme will provide predominantly residential accommodation and facilities, with some commercial space on the ground floor, and resident parking at basement levels.
“It’s a big project for us as it’s taller than any structure we’ve worked on before,” commented RSK structures director Greg Searing. “Although the design process will be similar to structures with fewer storeys, the added height presents additional challenges in increased wind loading and lateral stability analysis that we are excited to meet.”
The team has already begun work, with the first residents expected to be housed by the end of 2018.