Fluid Structures are working with Pilbrow & Partners on behalf of PPR estates.
Ingram House is an existing 1950’s concrete frame office building close to the centre of London. Office space is currently in excess and our client, PPR estates intend to convert the building to residential usage. Architecturally this involves a realignment of the floor plates and the addition of a new storey. We have researched the historic buildings records to find the existing structure, which is an RC frame, sat upon piles. The floors are of relatively lightweight hollow pot construction.
Early investigations found the (concrete) facade to be damaged and in need of replacement. Architecturally this presents an opportunity to replace and remodel the facade, to enhance the character of the building and in context streetscape. The facade scheme is going through planning at present; it will be lightweight and incorporate new bays extruding into the street. Internally the floor plans are to be reconfigured for their new use, and a new storey added to the top. Structurally we are providing the structure for the internal realignments which include moving the lift core. In addition we are designing a light weight top storey to limit pressure on the buildings foundations.