Contract value £1,600,000
Leyton’s design team started from the architects design intent and engineers structural design criteria. This was then developed by Leyton into a full 3D cad model detailing every last nut and bolt. The design was created with full dynamic and vibration analysis of the new and existing structure to ensure it met all of the challenging requirements.
Once the structure was designed each finish was then added to the model, this ensured that every piece, of glass, handrail, cladding and stone could begin fabrication prior to the structure being built.
Due to access restriction steel could only be delivered to site in 3m lengths. This meant fabricating the majority of the structure on site. A temporary workshop was set up on site within the base of the atrium. Long lengths of steel had to be fully welded and every weld was then ultrasonically tested. Each fabricated section was then lifted into position from temporary designed and tested lifting points.
All finishes were then installed including bespoke Rimex and stainless steel cladding, stone treads, glass tread risers, glass and stainless balustrade to stairs and atrium. Leyton also installed a further 2no. accommodation stairs and various glass balustrades throughout the building.