Project led by David Stevenson while employed at a previous firm.
London, United Kingdom
Kohn Pedersen Fox/ Adamson Associates Limited
Canary Wharf Contractors Limited
92,253 m2 (993,000 ft2)
Structural Engineering Consultant
Designed by Kohn Pederson Fox architects, 10 Upper Bank Street is a 32-storey-high office tower. It contains a large public space connecting the building to an adjacent 6-storey podium structure with amenity fitness and support spaces for office users.
The tower is designed with large floor plates to suit banking and trading operations. Its structure consists of a central reinforced concrete core, which was designed to resist all lateral loads and perimeter steel gravity frame, which consists of columns and standard UB beams supporting a light weight concrete-on-steel deck floor system. The podium structure was constructed entirely of structural steel and designed to accommodate a future 6-storey vertical addition.
Challenge: Accommodation of the client’s required programming while making accommodations for historical conditions and providing resistance to extreme events.
Solution: Several key solutions were provided, including hardening of portions of the structure to resist extreme events; the podium floor structure was designed for fitness facilities located immediately adjacent to staff dining areas; long span transfer girders were used over an auditorium area, for progressive collapse provisions of the British codes; and a structural steel transfer system was chosen to span over a historic underground Banana Wall.