The Walbrook

London / United Kingdom / 2010

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The structural frame of the Walbrook is steel, due to the overall height limitations imposed by the St Paul’s view cone (51.36 metres) and the long spans -some of which are in excess of 18 metres. The structural column grid will typically be 9000mm x variable around the perimeter and 9000mm x 12,000mm around the two atria. The cladding system is externally shaded; A filigree of fibre reinforced polymer horizontal blades which extends from roof level down to the base unifies the building. It increases in density on the upper storeys where the roof is more exposed to sunlight. The shading reduces the amount of cooling required to the office spaces. The building is rated EXCELLENT under BREEAM. Renewable systems such as photovoltaic cells, tri generation, rainwater harvesting are utilised. The building has two atria – elliptical on plan, linking the office levels - between third floor and ninth floor. Each atrium contains bridges connecting through to the glazed passenger lift lobbies. Foster + Partners Team Norman Foster Grant Brooker Paul Leadbeatter Boguslaw Barnas Peter Brittain Oliver Flindall Michaela Fuchs Mike Gardner Rafaelle Gavassa Mathias Koester Michael Krueger Ana Morais Misza Ozdowski Merino Ranallo Martin Rubenstein Martin Rolfe Laura Stecich Julia Bloemeke Caroline Tarling Maria Sagrario Moraleda Torres Oliver Voss Fabian Evers Filipa Magalhaes Andreas Hammer Client: Minerva plc Contractor: Skanska Construction Private Project Manager: GVA Second London Wall Quantity Surveyor: Davis Langdon LLP Structural Engineer: Arup Building Services Engineer: Roger Preston & Partners Planning Supervisor: PCM Safety Planning Consultant: DP9 Acoustic Engineer: Sandy Brown Associates Party Wall and Rights of Light: Delva Patman Associates
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    The structural frame of the Walbrook is steel, due to the overall height limitations imposed by the St Paul’s view cone (51.36 metres) and the long spans -some of which are in excess of 18 metres. The structural column grid will typically be 9000mm x variable around the perimeter and 9000mm x 12,000mm around the two atria. The cladding system is externally shaded; A filigree of fibre reinforced polymer horizontal blades which extends from roof level down to the base unifies the building. It...

    Project details
    • Year 2010
    • Work started in 2008
    • Work finished in 2010
    • Main structure Steel
    • Client Minerva plc
    • Status Completed works
    • Type Parking facilities / Office Buildings / Showrooms/Shops
    • Websitehttp://www.thewalbrookbuilding.co.uk/
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