77 Wicklow Street, London

Conversion of a 1930s five-storey steel framed structure into office accommodation. To improve the quality of the spaces at basement level most of the ground floor structure was replaced with slim new steel beams supporting a composite metal deck slab. Internal stairs and link bridges form the centrepiece of the office spaces. The bridges are simple steel RHS edge beams supporting proprietary glass composite floor panels consisting of two 4mm toughened glass sheets sandwiching a 19mm deep aluminium honeycomb. The stairs are formed in ground Cornish granite aggregate concrete, and consist of an off-set spine beam with assymetric curved soffit and treads cantilevering either side. The treads were cast separately and fixed to the spine from below, using a single pig-nosed stainless steel bolt. The stair was modelled entirely in 3D allowing the production of renderings, templates for the formwork fabricator and reinforcement drawings. The bridges are simple steel RHS edge beams supporting proprietary glass composite floor panels. 

Completed 2001.

Client
Squire & Partners

Architect
Squire & Partners

Value
£2m

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