calfordseaden was appointed to provide Civil & Structural Engineering, Party Wall and Mechanical & Electrical Engineering for this inner London development which involved the demolition of a series of disused garage blocks and the construction of 8 new residential blocks, of 2 to 4 stories in height.

The project has been undertaken in a phased manner, with zero decant of residents from the 9 existing blocks to minimise disruption as much as
possible.

We were initially commissioned by LB Islington to design an exemplar Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems (SuDS) scheme for the remodelling of the entire estate. We worked with the landscape architect to provide a design that incorporated porous finishes to allow passage of surface water into the substrate, which allowed the stored water to be recycled for irrigation of the newly planted park space.

Having become involved in the project, we were subsequently commissioned to advise on the regeneration of the whole estate and ultimately we were engaged by the successful
contractor, Lovell, to complete the detailed structural design.

A complication that came into effect on this project was the phasing of c onstruction and how the SuDS requirements would be incorporated. Although the site was divided into 3 zones, construction works took place in all 3 z ones at the same time through each of the phases. Careful design planning to ensure that the SuDS could be installed and the adjustments to the foul drainage made in each zone with ample allowance for the future connections from the later phases had to be incorporated into the drainage layout in advance of any of the works commencing on site.