PROJECT: Residential/Retail Development
LOCATION: Islington, London
CLIENT: Conder Allslade Ltd
PRINCIPAL CONTRACTOR: Galliard Construction
Connection Design Project Overview
Major redevelopment of Edwardian and 1960’s built structures formally home to the Royal Mail North London sorting office, located in the heart of Islington.
Split into four components, the residential areas consist of a mixture of market and affordable housing, whilst the commercial spaces house leisure facilities, a retail mall and theatre rehearsal areas.
Gyoury Self provided the connection designs for the 725 tonnes of steel used to retrofit the 6 storey Edwardian built building, given the preliminary name of ‘Block A’. The frame, utilising fabricated beams and a standalone moment frame at the roof level will primarily play host to retail and commercial units.
With very few record drawings available, full structural surveys and opening up works were required within the building before Gyoury Self were able to commence the design work.
A range of non-standard connections were designed to enable the fixing of new steelwork to the existing. Numerical modelling software, BIM and hand calculations were all utilised to produce workable, flexible solutions suitable for the ongoing development of the project.
Through close collaboration with the project engineers (Michael Baigent Orla Kelly) and the Client, the work produced by Gyoury Self enabled initial installation to begin on the project which has now been in progress for over a decade.