Leadenhall

London EC3

The Leadenhall Building, nicknamed the ‘cheese-grater’, is a 50 storey steel structure founded on a four storey piled basement structure. Faced with a deep basement in a very confined site Byrne Bros, in conjunction with McGee (demolition and temporary works) and Cementation Piling, developed a robust logistics strategy and highly coordinated basement construction sequence.

To minimize the programme and avoid costly top-down construction techniques, Byrne Bros. developed a strategy of pre-assembling reinforcement cages offsite, reducing site fixing to a minimum. 

The Leadenhall Building is a 50 storey steel structure founded on a four storey piled basement structure

Byrne Bros. developed a strategy of pre-assembling reinforcement cages offsite, reducing site fixing to a minimum

In addition to pre-assembling the 2700mm thick B-4 and B-3 raft slabs, the 1000mm thick 9m high retaining wall panels were also pre-assembled.

Concrete mixes were carefully blended to control curing temperatures on raft pours in excess of 1000m3, but still produce a fine finish on the retaining walls. This overall approach ultimately led to an economical basement construction solution.

Location

London EC3

Architect

Rogers Stirk Harbour & Partners

Main Contractor

Bovis Lend Lease

Engineer

Arup

East Village

London E20

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