Camden, London WC1
Major refurbishment and change of use to an existing c.1970s reinforced concrete (RC) framed office block in Kings Cross in London.
The existing building is formed of two connected blocks; A multi-storey tower that extends eleven storeys above ground floor with two levels of basement and a rear extension annex that has five levels above ground and four levels of basement.
Works included the strengthening of the existing reinforced concrete floor slabs and reinforced concrete beams using carbon fibre reinforced polymer (CFRP) to accommodate the change of use loadings associated with new heavy plant and heavy equipment throughout the building. The CRFP enabled maximum use of the existing internal floor heights.
New steel transfer beams were installed at roof level to support the additional heavy roof plant loading requirements.
Large service risers were formed throughout the building at various locations that were trimmed and stiffened with structural steelwork.
GIA: circa 11,800m²/ 128,000ft²
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