Lascelles House, 56 Thessaly Road, Battersea SW8

Client

London Borough of Wandsworth

Main Contractor

Glenman Corporation Ltd

Location

London

Consultants

Architect: London Borough of Wandsworth (concept), Pellings LLP (detail)
Quantity Surveyor: London Borough of Wandsworth
Structural Engineer: Walker Associates
Services Engineer: EDC

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Project Description

This development comprises of a four-storey block split into eight flats and a terrace of seven, two and three bed, two-storey houses with front and rear gardens (including one DDA compliant), with future provision for loft conversion. Each unit is designed and constructed to be compliant with the superseded code for Sustainable Homes level 4 criteria, secured by Design and Lifetime Homes and comes with an NHBC warranty.

Construction Methods
  • Foundations constructed using an in-situ concrete ring beam supported on pile foundations
  • Superstructure comprises a masonry façade, hollow core, pre-cast concrete ground and upper floors, composite windows and ‘Kalzip’ roof
  • Terraced houses are constructed as per the apartments and also incorporate underfloor heating MVHR (mechanical, ventilation and heat recovery) units and externally a PV array to harness solar energy
Design, Construction and Site Management Solutions

As there is a live sewer within 3 metres of the site boundary, a ‘Build Beside Agreement’ had to be obtained before commencement of the substructure. The Patmore Estate put in place a suspension of road agreement to complete the surveys for the foundation design around the pipes. We reviewed the overall traffic management plan. In this plan, provisions were made to ensure our site operations did not interfere with local peak traffic times, i.e. residents going to and from work and parents dropping off/picking up children at a primary school 200m away. We undertook a thorough dilapidations report on all the buildings surrounding the site, which were generally in very poor condition including some with cracks due to subsidence. At our own cost, tell tales were inserted to monitor the cracks during construction.

 

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