12 Sutton Row, London

Project Background

This site is located in the Westend of London. The project involved the refurbishment and extension of this existing commercial office block.

The existing structure consisted of a steel frame with masonry façade, originally built in the 1880’s, the building had undergone a number of extensive developments through its life time.

The project involved the general refurbishment of all floors of the structure, including new lift shafts and voids through the existing structural slabs. The existing heavy roof was removed and a new additional floor of lightweight office space was added.

A minimalist approach was proposed to the local authorities to justify any progressive collapse requirements. In addition a catenary action was used to justify the new office space in the fire case.

The project was complicated by the proposed London Crossrail passing under the site. Consideration and justification of the amended foundation loading was also undertaken.


Solutions Provided

Manu Withers, acting as Lead Structural Engineer for the project while working for Price & Myer provided the following services and solutions on this project:

  • Design Team Liaison
  • Tender Design Documentation
  • Project Management
  • Design Team Leader
  • Structural Design