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.
Bridge House, 181 Queen Victoria Street, EC4 – Aug 2016
Edge Structures is providing structural engineering services to contractor Wilmott Dixon Interiors.The redevelopment for the City of London is to provide office space.
Bridge House is an existing Victorian six storey building adjacent to Blackfriars Bridge London. Structurally it comprises long span timber floors on wrought iron beam supported on masonry walls or cast iron columns.
Major structural alterations include demolition of the north east corner of the building and rebuilt to provide new glazed elevations and infilling the existing light well to provide a new stair and lift core.
Canaletto, City Road EC1 – January 2016
We have put our BIM and 3D modelling skills to deliver freeform steelwork for Ardmore Construction at Canaletto London in the heart of the City.
In conjunction with consultants Albany Façade Engineering and sub-contractor NES-Solutions, we designed and fully detailed the steel sub-frames that a bolted to the main concrete structure to carry the aluminium and GRC cladding for this elegant 31 storey luxury apartment building.
We worked across multiple software platforms in close collaboration with the team; every detail of the cladding was considered from the way it looks to how it would be built.
The frames were designed with simplicity, ease of manufacture and construction. Each connection is adjustable to ensure the panels line up for a perfect finish.
Construction Ambassador Interview Workshop – January 2016
Sean continued our support to the industry in his construction ambassador role today contributing to a interview workshop held at Barking & Dagenham College. The event saw first year college students undergo a series of interviews with single, double and panel interviewers in what was a very well supported event by the industry.
Sarah Bonnell School Stratford Completion – September 2015
The learning hub was completed on Monday 7th September. It is an extension to the existing library providing additional teaching and resource space. Alternate columns to the existing frame were removed to create an open space between the existing library and the new hub at ground floor. The hub also houses a conference room at first floor; and a gallery around the perimeter at this level provides inspiring study space overlooking the library below.
The extension’s superstructure comprises a steel frame supporting the conference room and audacious double height glulam mullions are used to support the gallery, façade and roof. Cross laminated timber (CLT) has been used thorough the 1st floor in the conference room and the gallery.
This hybrid combination of the lightweight steelwork, glulam and cross laminated timber using the latest analysis methods have allow us to create an inspirational space for the learning hub.