Nespresso, The Oracle Reading – April 2017
As part of a refurbishment we were asked to re-engineer an existing glass façade – supported by bulky steel posts – with a brief to maximise transparency.
The main structural intervention we proposed were slender glass fins to replace the existing posts. However, as part of the bigger picture we developed a scheme that retains the existing glass panes, rather than replacing them, meaning a substantial saving for the client.
To do so, we designed laminated glass fins with bespoke steel insets (to connect them to the existing façade) which resulted in both a build-able and elegant solution.
Structural Openings at ITF House – April 2017
Structural openings complete as we commence the implementation of the office fit-out scheme within a Grade II listed former factory forthe International Transport Workers’ Federation in Borough, London
Huguenot Place E1 on site – March 2017
Temporary work installed and new floors going in soon.
Woodberry Down Primary School, Harringay – February 2017
Both extensions (Classroom and Dining Hall) are largely complete and we’re into the final snagging stages for both ready for handover back to the school. The East & West ramps are the final items to be constructed on this project before completion. The East ramp links both new extensions to the rear of the school, ground has been broken and rebar cages are being formed prior to a concrete pour. The West ramp is positioned to the side of the caretakers house at the front of the school and provides an underpin and retaining action to the wall dividing the school and neighbouring property. A party wall award has been granted for the West ramp to be constructed and we envisage completion by the end of March.
Guatemala Solar Project Goes Live! – October 2016
The first phase of the solar project for the Oasis girl’s home in Guatemala has gone live.
The system included 44 panels on the roof of one of the buildings producing 60kWh per day which is enough to meet 50% of the home’s electrical demand.
The graph shows the dramatic reduction in energy demand passing through one of the site’s two meters.
The money saved releases funds which will contribute to the costs of additional psychologists or social workers to support the girls as they heal.
We are planning to start fundraising in 2017 for the second stage and have further projects planned at associated sites in Guatemala.
We are grateful to Max Fordham and Partners for their advice and support with this project.
Huguenot Place E1 – September 2016
Edge Structures is currently working on this bespoke conversion, upgrade and extension of a former Victorian brewery buildings to form a multi-let business “hub.
The project is set within an existing urban block, in the Conservation Area of Spitafields.