Structural Engineering Consultant
A new-build, mixed-use development currently on-site in Islington, London, this project occupies a tight city site surrounded by existing buildings. The ground floor houses retail/community space while the upper stories contain rental flats.
The design utilises cross-laminated timber (CLT) construction. CLT superstructure rises from a reinforced concrete podium. CLT provides not only the structural solution but many of the internal finishes as well, with flats featuring exposed timber walls and ceilings. Entuitive undertook detailed consideration of the acoustic isolation of party structures ensuring adequate protection against both airborne sound and structure-borne sound, to which CLT buildings can be susceptible. Entuitive’s thorough approach to connection design ensures the building will gain the benefits of engineered-timber construction without sacrificing performance or comfort for residents.
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