New Malden House in South London was originally an eight-storey office block of concrete construction with clay hollow pot floors. Through use of ‘office-to-resi’ permitted development rights, the client converted and extended to a twelve-storey block of flats.
Henry managed this project including leading the design of the four-storey steel-frame, timber floor extension and conversion of the lower floors. The structural work included a complex steel frame design with transfer grid, alterations and extensions to the concrete cores and multiple service penetrations through the clay hollow pot slabs.
This is a great example of the work that is achievable re-purposing redundant structures. It also taught Henry an awful lot about the once widely employed clay hollow pot floor system, a system we here at AMP are now well versed on.