Soho House Hotel, Redchurch Street
SD Structures provided structural design services for a new hotel and restaurant for Soho House in Shoreditch, East London. The building comprises a 5 storey steel frame above ground with a double basement.
We used our extensive experience of basement construction in confined prime London sites to develop a solution which maximised usable space by using a combination of underpinning and low level/ stepped contiguous piled retaining walls around neighbouring footings.
The steel frame was stepped back in a number of locations due to rights of light issues, and the whole ground floor was to be column free resulting in a number of transfer structures. SD used the latest software and construction techniques to design an efficient structure which saved the client over 12 tonnes of structural steel. Composite design, pre-cambered steels and super-elevated columns lead to a highly efficient design.
SD Structures re-engineered an initial concept design for our new hotel and restaurant ‘Redchurch Townhouse’ and overcame a number of technical issues to produce an efficient structural design under time pressure to help keep the programme on track. They developed solutions to simplify construction and provide additional usable space in the narrow basement. Their creative thinking and exceptional level of service has lead to a close working relationship forming between SD and Soho House for future projects.Ross Coughlan - Project Manager - Soho House