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2–12 Symons Street.

Maximising the value of an urban block with retail and residential accommodation just off Sloane Square for longstanding client Cadogan Estates with architects PDP London, drew on several different engineering techniques whose success depends on being unobtrusive.

Concrete-framed retail and residential units with steel elements near Sloane Square

Location
London, UK
Client
Cadogan Estates
Architect
PDP London
Project Value
£15 million
Status
completed 2002
Expertise
Structures

Behind a largely retained façade we inserted a new concrete frame to unify various buildings which had evolved in a piecemeal fashion. At roof level new structures adapt to a complicated series of different forms and volumes.

Meanwhile the District line tunnels beneath one corner of the site at 45 degrees to the prevailing orthogonal geometry. This provided both a challenge and an opportunity; devising a steel structure isolated on acoustic bearings and bridge over the track and tie it into a different geometry was a challenge, but it also meant that one corner of the site could have a new façade, an opportunity to design modern shop window fronts.

Awards.

2002 Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea Environment Award

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Elsley
 
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Jackson
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Yandex.
 
 
 
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Speirein.
 
 
 
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Museum
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Belgrove
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Geoscope II:
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Dubai
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Red Sea
 
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North.
 
 
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Athletes'
 
Village.
 
Arding
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Horizon
 
Building.
 
Canada Water
 
Plot K1.
 
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Kivik
 
Pavilion.
 
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Centaur
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Pavilion.
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History of
Science.
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Symons
 
Street.
Southwark
 
Gateway.
 
Brindleyplace
Café.
 
 
Queen Mary
 
Students'
Union.
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Kensington
 
Church Street.