The project involved the construction of a new-build seven-storey concrete frame building near the sea front in Brighton.
The structure consists of 250mm thick concrete shear walls which separate the apartments and provide support to the ï¬‚ at slabs. Concrete was chosen as the most suitable construction material because of the circular plan shape of the development.
The scheme was distilled down to a series of radiating walls with ï¬‚ at slabs. In this way the facade elements were not required to be load bearing and could be adjusted, altered or reviewed quite late into the design programme. Concrete also provided a good solution to the ï¬re protection requirements for the building and helped with the acoustic separation between the apartments. The building is in a conservation area and provides 36 new apartments.