Fluid Structures were appointed by The Guinness Trust in 2012 to provide structural engineering and below ground drainage design on aspects of the project up to Planning Stage, along with additional advice up to Stage E.
The Stead Street scheme is a 9000m2 new residential development in Southwark, London. The development includes eight buildings ranging from four to six storeys and courtyard spaces with areas of soft and hard landscaping. The buildings are constructed on two existing carparks with both sites separated by Stead Street.
Various structural options for the superstructure were proposed to the client including a scheme using cross laminated timber for walls and floors. A reinforced concrete framed solution was eventually progressed and adopted for tender stage with the preliminary design of all structural elements being undertaken. Solutions in steelwork and in situ concrete were identified for the balconies with an option in precast being developed for tender stage.