CORSHAM STREET- LONDON

Corsham Street is based in the heart of the up-and-coming district of Shoreditch, Central London. Replacing a series of redundant structures, Corsham Street offers 50,000 sq ft of teaching space, retail space and over 541 residential studios.

The scheme has been constructed within two towers, the tallest being a striking 11 storeys high.

With shops and restaurants conveniently located on the ground floor, the majority of the mixed use scheme is taken up by student residences. All spacious studio rooms benefit for access to the landscaped rooftop gardens and extensive communal areas. The upper levels rise into four spectacular pavilions, offering a view down through the central glass atrium into the commercial space below.

EOS INVOLVEMENT

The facility offers everything a student could need including a gym, cinema, study spaces, laundry rooms and several entertainment rooms. What’s more, every one of the 541 studios is fully equipped for comfortable city living, with ensuite shower room and a fitted kitchenette.

The primary structure comprises a concrete main frame reaching 11 storeys high, EOS Facades’ SFS infill framing was used on this structure for all floors. Complementing the main structure, is a nine storey high, free standing cantilever tower – made up of a load bearing light gauge steel frame.

On the primary structure, EOS Facades co-ordinated an engineered, load bearing framing system to interface with the poured and shuttered concrete main structure. This system is able to achieve high tolerance swings.

EOS integrated both SFS infill to the concrete primary structure and infill to hot rolled feature box windows.

Offering quality products and a massively improved programme, EOS Facades designed and value engineered a bespoke solution for the protruding triangular windows, the loadbearing structure and the associated pre-assembled and boarded floor and walls.

EOS Facades were involved in an extension to the side of the main building from the first floor concrete podium deck. The project team had originally selected an alternative building material, but EOS Facades came in at the 11th hour and light steel frame was adopted as a result of the strict site restrictions associated with building in Central London.

Throughout the design and construction journey, EOS Facades offered outstanding production control and co-ordination for supplying steel to one site for three different clients – Merson Signs, Excel Plastering and HG Construction, each with a differing scope of supply to the project. Site surveys were undertaken by the clients for EOS Facades to input into their advanced 3D software for modelling and to identify any discrepancies that could occur with the architects original details.

POSITIVE OUTCOMES

Enhancing the student experience by providing quality facilities needed to make the most of University Life – Corsham Street is an inspirational project which EOS Facades are very proud to have played such a vital role in constructing.

Adam Brockley, CEO of Scape Student Living Scape said: “The project promises to be a ground-breaking student scheme in the heart of Tech City.”

The development is set to deliver a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating.

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