Mapleton Crescent, London

We have provided civil and structural engineering and flood risk assessment services on the Mapleton Crescent project up to Main Contractor appointment stage, which until recently was the tallest modular residential block in Europe.

This is a residential tower for Pocket Living, with 27 storeys and 89 units. Including 54 one bedroom Pocket apartments and 36 Nos. Open Market units, in the centre of Wandsworth.

On a site area of only 500m2 and bounded by the River Wandle, an electrical substation and Mapleton Crescent, the building construction is further complicated by a Thames Water surface water overflow sewer running under the site.

The construction form of the new tower originally comprised of an RC main frame with suspended floors and various transfer slabs with a repetition of breaks in the floor slab layout. The foundation consists of bored RC piles. The layout to suit the boundary restrictions by Thames water, UKPN and environmental agencies to build above the existing overflow sewer, coordinated supply of power and within 3.0m of the River Wall. The building is now modular, necessitating a change to the structure and is being delivered Donban Contracting.

The building cladding was formed from ceramic tiles supported by subframe back to the main structural frame. With assistance from BMT Fluid Mechanics, a wind analysis was carried out in order to provide micro climate, cladding and structural load reports.

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