SSA were appointed as the structural engineers for this new build residential project, located on Sunbury Court Island on the banks of the river Thames. The existing house was demolished, and a modern home is being built in its place.
The proposed new property is raised above the flood zone level to safeguard it from the risk of flooding. To achieve this SSA utilised a raised pile solution, which would also act as the foundations for the property. These piles support a steel beam layout at raised ground floor level, which the remainder of the structure was constructed off. Using clever steelwork design techniques, SSA were able to create a ‘floating’ look for the structure, recessing the perimeter piles so they would not be clearly visible from the river.
Above the ground floor, SSA utilised a combination of steelwork, masonry, and timber to provide the remainder of the structure of the property. The steel frames at gable ends were designed to allow the large glazed openings to ensure maximum light enters the property, and provides and unobscured view of the stunning river scenery for the clients to enjoy.
Completed early 2021
SSA Structural Engineer – Matt Bone
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