Glanville has worked closely with architect Richard Hywell Evans on this residential and commercial development near Old Street in London. This prestigious project, which was carried out for developer Urban Rustic, presented a number of challenges due to its location near the centre of London.
The building is a 7-storey structure with a basement. The top 5 storeys are residential, while the lower storeys are commercial, with part of the basement being used for car parking. The most significant challenge faced on this project was constructing a basement with roads on three sides of the building and a 5-storey building on the other side. Permanent sheet piling was used to construct the basement and the foundation for the building was a reinforced concrete raft slab. Careful detailing was essential in order to prevent differential settlement between the building and the surrounding sheet piling.