Projects

52 Whitmore Road (mixed use CLT)

52 Whitmore Road is a 6 storey mixed use development on the south bank of the Regent’s Canal in Hackney. The site, which formerly housed a warehouse, comprises of offices funded by the Shoreditch Trust, a double height photographer’s studio and three duplex flats with roof terraces. The Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) structure was completed in five weeks.

The CLT structure, which sits on a lower concrete ground floor, is arranged to minimise lateral spans and maximise the multilateral strength of the material. For the studio, the party walls above the space act as deep beams and the north and south facades as giant trusses, making a vast, 9m x 23m column-free space achievable in the centre of the building. The building was clad in sweet chestnut, a local, light durable hardwood.

Cross-laminated timber is a truly sustainable modern method of construction offering;

  • Cost savings – speed of construction reduces overall programme length which reduces contractors prelims and reduction in overall cost of construction.
  • Time savings – speed of construction provides time savings on programme, an all-dry approach to external enveloping and internal finishes can be adopted, further accelerating on-site construction by eliminating wet trades.
  • Design Flexibility – structural (bi-axial) performance allows design flexibility and architectural freedom.
  • Precision – panels are manufactured, designed and processed using CAD/CAM technology and state-of-the-art CNC panel cutting machines.
  • Structural capabilities – structural capabilities are akin to concrete in material strength, the cross lamination process results in dimensionally stable panels and high in-plan stiffness providing significant robustness.
  • The CLT structure can be left exposed as a highly aesthetic internal finish.

Other Projects

Seven Islands Leisure Centre

The revitalisation of this leisure centre has undergone a £1 million refurbishment and has now been officially opened. Pick Everard provided mechanical and electrical building services design to assist the local authority in reducing running costs and bringing back to life a dated building. The refurbishment provides a new reception area and changing village, as […]

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New Grandview, Oakwood Adult Autism Unit

The New Grandview Oakwood Adult Autism Unit provides long term specialist residential accommodation to adults with autistic spectrum disorder, who require 24-hour support. The building features three self-contained apartments, for those who can live more independently, as well as en-suite bedrooms, communal areas, and gardens, all specifically designed for people with autism and mental health […]

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Hintze Hall, Natural History Museum

One of our most prestigious projects, the Natural History Museum’s ‘Hintze Hall’ project included the refurbishment and restoration of the Grade I listed central space, creating additional gallery spaces at ground, first and second floor levels. The works comprised replacement of roof lights and conservation of the building’s listed fabric which acts as the gateway […]

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EKO Pathways/Eleanor Smith School

Eleanor Smith School (EKO pathways) is a special educational needs school based across two sites in the London Borough of Newham. This new build site provides the School with a brand-new facility constructed on a brownfield site in East Ham. The new Eleanor Smith School site caters for children and young people with social, emotional […]

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Kingsbridge Terraces, Barking

The construction of the new Kingsbridge Terraces residential development. The development consists of 27 new maisonettes and houses, with associated car and cycle parking and open spaces. This scheme forms part of the wider regeneration of the 1960’s Gascoigne Estate in Barking and is only a short walk from Barking town centre.   All of […]

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The Pump House, Walthamstow

The project consisted of the design and build of 21 new social housing units comprising 11 flats over two three-storey blocks, and 10 houses in two terraces. Tenure mix was 12 units affordable rent (including two wheelchair accessible units) and 9 units shared ownership.   All foundations were piled due to poor quality of made […]

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Wesley House, Cambridge

Wesley House is a post-graduate theological college, housed in 1920s Grade II listed neo-Tudor buildings. The construction works included; new Academic and Gatehouse block, new three storey accommodation block with 15 en-suite rooms, remodelling of existing 1920’s Grade II listed buildings to provide 13 en-suite student rooms with access to shared kitchen facilities, staff accommodation […]

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Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys’ School

The site is situated off Butterfly Lane, Elstree within the bounds of Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys’ School The site posed logistical challenges due to its woodland location nearly 1 kilometre from the  school entrance, across school playing fields and unmade tracks. It was also extremely close to Elstree Aerodrome which required special approvals of our procedures […]

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East End Thames View

The redevelopment of the eastern end of the Thames View Estate in Barking provides 276 high quality affordable homes. The development was achieved without grant-funding or cross-subsidy and made possible via a private investment model designed to enable social regeneration. The works involved the construction of five apartment blocks running north to south along the […]

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Park Primary School

The school expansion was carried out in three phases. The first phase provides four new classrooms and a new main entrance. Phase 2 remodelled existing classrooms into WC accommodation and phase 3 adds a new multi-purpose hall, raised on angled stilts, creating a mini MUGA court underneath and a roof terrace focused around a new […]

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Peckham Palms, Hair and Beauty Hub

The Palms is a retail space, in the heart of Peckham, providing hairstyling and beauty services. As part of on-going redevelopment of the Peckham Rye Station area, Southwark Council relocated the many hair and beauty businesses originally based in Bleinheim Grove area to a new build purpose designed facility on the site of former disused […]

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Sebastian Court

Barking and Dagenham’s regeneration company, Be First, appointed Jerram Falkus to undertake the demolition of the original Sebastian Court buildings, and enabling works in preparation of the a new high-quality affordable housing development on the site. Jerram Falkus completed the demolition and commenced piling for the new residential blocks and began constructing the new substation […]

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