The project, based on Thurston Road, includes 400 new homes and 6,771sqm of retail space. The buildings are concrete frame, incorporating steelwork we were contracted to deliver.
The apartments themselves span across three buildings, ranging up to 15 floors, sitting on top of a two-storey podium structure for shops, with a service yard located at the back of the site and studio pods on top of the building.
Plate girders that were to be used in the structure weighed seven tonnes, 18m in length and 1.5m deep, proving a challenge logistically.
The Brooksby Response
The plate girders were designed, fabricated and installed to a high specification. Being well aware logistics were a critical component of this project, we reduced risks by carrying out mock transportation runs, to ensure a smooth install experience. During installation we also worked with Network Rail to ensure a safe install on this site, given its proximity to the main south east line into London.