Structural Engineering - Residential
George Voyias of Ashton Consulting Engineers has designed a wide range of
residential projects including hotels, student accommodation buildings, as well
as flats and domestic properties. Below are some recent examples.
Clare Hall, Cambridge
New accommodation buildings were provided
for visiting fellows and study bedrooms for students of Clare Hall, a
graduate college of Cambridge University. The layout created a new quad
against a large house designed by Erskine in the 1960s.
The structure consists of steel and
timber roof trusses, timber rafters, as well as pre-cast hollow-core
floor slabs, supported on load-bearing masonry built on trench-fill,
in-situ concrete foundations. The project was awarded a Civic Trust
Award in 2003.
Portland Avenue Flats,
Stamford Hill, London
This is a three storey block of 9
prestigious flats procured as a design and build scheme. The challenge
was achieving a cost-effective structural solution with the constraints
of projecting balconies, low roofs, contaminated ground and areas of
4.5m deep made ground.
The building has timber roof trusses,
load-bearing masonry, with precast concrete floors and isolated
steelwork. The foundations are a combination of trench-fill footings
generally with an area of reinforced concrete ground beams on mass
concrete pad bases. The construction cost was just over £1 million.