Redevelopment of a compact existing site adjacent to an operational petrol station and the elevated West Way in the City of Westminster to provide a new 13-storey, 158-room building for use the by London Hostels Association. The rooms are a combination of micro flats, en-suite rooms and accessible rooms to provide low cost short-term accommodation for workers and students.
Demolition of the previous building and heavy sub-structure works were timed to coincide with the refurbishment of the petrol station to avoid the risk of damage to the neighbour’s sensitive infrastructure.
The structure is a reinforced concrete frame with flat slabs supported on CFA piles. Pre-cast concrete columns, Twinwall lift cores and pre-cast concrete cladding panels with integrated windows were used with just-in-time deliveries to speed up construction and reduce the storage of materials on the space limited site.