21/04/2017
Basements and Underground Conference
Andrea Gillarduzzi, Market Sector Director of Geotechnical Engineering for Rendel, delivered a presentation regarding the design of the foundations, basement, temporary works and finite element modeling of the substructure of Manhattan Loft Gardens Development in London.

The scheme includes a double-cantilevered 42-storey tower housing 248 luxury apartments and a six-storey, 150-room hotel designed by architects Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) for Manhattan Loft Gardens Ltd. The unique 143m-tall landmark tower features two cantilevers supporting three sky gardens giving unobstructed views across London.

Manhattan Loft Gardens Development is located in a particularly constrained site just 10m away from the top of Stratford International Station and High Speed 1 - the “High Speed Station Box”. This is the largest ever UK diaphragm wall open box (1075m long, 24m deep) station. The station is a critical node on this line that, if compromised, will effectively stop the use of the high-speed railway link between London and Paris and Brussels.

The project was a finalist in the British Construction Industry Awards 2016.

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