A number of key factors have needed to be taken into consideration on the implementation of this scheme. Firstly, the site is bounded by a highway flyover to the east, Heathrow flight path overhead and high speed railway line to the south. This brought implementation of acoustic measures to the forefront and required extensive coordination by Jefferson Sheard Architects.
In recent times fire safety has become an increasingly prominent concern, particularly in the delivery of high-rise buildings. The scheme required considerable involvement with the London Fire Brigade, resulting in multiple consultations, assessments, fire specialists auditing and various fire specialist’s consultation. Our understanding of the entire façade has had to be advanced with the involvement of a specific façade engineer, along with a clerk of works to ensure quality and control both prior to and during construction. The scheme is constructed using a non-combustible frontage, smoke control via AOV’s and sprinklers throughout the development.