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Gee Street

Davies Maguire have completed the structural design of a new-build, seven storey commercial building and the refurbishment and extension of the neighbouring Harella House, located in the London borough of Islington.

The new-build commercial structure consists of a steel frame supporting composite hollowcore slabs with exposed soffits. The steelwork was carefully detailed in close collaboration with the Architect to ensure a quality aesthetic finish to the exposed structure. Stepping back of the fa├žade at several levels was achieved using transfer members to minimise the intrusion of internal columns. Optimisation of the structural floor depths was key, to keep a slender floor profile along the fully glazed Gee Street elevation.

The refurbishment of Harella House includes the construction of a rear extension, to provide further commercial space to the warehouse like floor plans. The roof of this area will be utilised to provide terrace space to the first floor. A new lift shaft is also to be installed, to improve access through the building.

Client
Chait Investment Corporation Ltd.
Architect
Piercy & Co.
Location
Clerkenwell, London
Project Engineer
Hugo Pillath