L+C have designed the temporary works to stabilise 19-21 High Holborn, after the demolition of the existing RC core and rear façade. Our design will also facilitate the construction of a large extension to the rear including a basement, a new core and an additional storey.
L+C are proud to be commended in the 'concept design category' of The Engineering Club’s annual Engineering Sketches Prize. The competition, in association with drawingartwork.co.uk, encourages the use of hand-drawing techniques to communicate designs and ideas in engineering. L+C sketches related to a residential project in Tipperary, Ireland. The floorplate views and connection details were developed to clearly portray the intricate elements of the two storey extension works.
The recently completed refurbishment of Victoria Palace Theatre gained deserved recognition in the Structural Steel Design Awards 2018 in the October’s New Steel Construction. Working with 8Build, L+C provided the temporary works design including the intricate temporary works details and sequencing to enable the widening of the proscenium opening, which was an essential requirement for the new show Hamilton. Since its opening, the show has been a total success and L+C are proud to have been part of the team that delivered the works to a really tight deadline.
L+C are pleased to announce that Jonathan Walsh has passed the structures chartership exam and is now a member of the Institution of Structural Engineers. We congratulate Jonathan for achieving this goal!
On the site of England’s longest running hospital, L+C have designed the façade retention system to St Bartholomew’s Hospital’s Old Pathology Building. The works will retain the existing north and west façades while the existing internal structure is demolished and rebuilt. In addition to the façade retention system design, L+C have detailed the sequence of works and designed the associated temporary works.
L+C designed the lift core structural fixings and carried out an assessment of the loading on the floor and the existing lift core at the Economist Plaza in St James’s for the new stone feature wall, which Como Group have now completed.
L+C are the appointed temporary works engineers on Knight Harwood's redevelopment of the prominent art deco Halifax House, and two adjacent buildings, to provide excellent new office and retail spaces. The pinnacle of the L+C design is the internal façade retention system of 56-60 Moorgate.
The temporary works are the first act to perform as works progress at the London Screen Academy! Delighted to provide assistance and recently complete the first phase works for Pristine London and JLL here! L+C Engineers provided assistance with temporary work design, designing the 18m spanning flying shores that are now restraining the remaining existing structure. A great project to be involved in, we’re looking forward to continuing the second phase with Pristine London and Willmott Dixon.
On the eve of the Ryder Cup, everyone at L+C staked their claim for a late wildcard at the Junkyard Golf Club - simultaneously taming a T-Rex, Gorilla and Jabba meant that less conventional play was on display! Safe to say there was no late call from Thomas Bjorn, but that didn't dampen the mood on the nineteenth hole! #TeamEurope
Read all about it! ISG's recently completed fit-out of Saatchi & Saatchi’s new HQ at 40 Chancery Lane, adverting L+C, features in June’s OnOffie magazine. L+C designed four new staircases, two of which are cantilevered, and the hanging chairs in the ground floor social hub, which are suspended from the second floor slab.
L+C are pleased to announce that John McGranaghan is now a member of the Institution of Structural Engineers. We congratulate John for achieving this goal!
L+C are pleased to announce that Victoria Butler has become an Associate. This is effective as of 1st April 2017. We congratulate Victoria for achieving this goal, which is a result of her hard work and commitment to L+C.
The final whistle has blown, Academy House, the future headquarters of Sports Direct, is complete! L+C provided both the permanent and temporary works design for the refurbishment, which included the addition of two storeys. A smart ladder frame structure made the installation of the cladding possible, while the internal aspects of the building were dealt with by various structural infills, alterations and the introduction of two new lifts.
It is poles apart from the typical projects at L+C, but the new totem pole in Wandle Park Croydon is no less significant! L+C designed the reinforced concrete base and structural steel post at its core, which will enable it to stand the test of time.
Last night L+C broke out of the office and had the run of the table at Spots and Stripes in Southwark!
L+C were proud to see Aldermans House feature on The Apprentice. The recently completed project was the culmination of three years of hard work. After getting the “you’re hired” from ISG, L+C designed the extensive temporary works including a façade retention system, demolition sequencing, underpinning, temporary propping of the existing basement, capping beam propping and a piled tower crane base.
Richard Broadley will be representing L+C on the New London Architecture (NLA) NextGen programme. Richard will be connected with other rising stars across the built environment sector through a series of bespoke events.
Victoria Butler will be representing L+C on the New London Architecture (NLA) Inspiring Women programme. Victoria will be connected with other women in the built environment sector through a series of events celebrating, promoting and profiling women throughout their careers.
L+C are delighted to announce that we are now proud members of the New London Architecture!
L+C have recently been appointed by 8build on their Macintosh House project. In the heart of Marylebone, London, the original 1960s building is currently being demolished and will be replaced by a new seven storey building. The new basement will increase from one to two storeys deep and, drawing on our wealth of experience in this area, we will be designing and detailing the temporary works to achieve this.
Sky's Central building has been named the best new office in the UK by the British Council for Offices (BCO). L+C designed various structural elements including the high level joinery and supports for the large screens. Check out the article in the Architect's Journal!
Significant demolition is currently taking place at 182-184 High Holborn, an office refurbishment for Axa Insurance and Morgan Capital. L+C have designed the new steel frame core, additional top 3 storeys, and a new 7 storey extension to the rear.
The renovation works at Bourlet Close are nearing completion. L+C have designed the new ground floor slab, new steel frames and foundations, side extension floors and roof, additional third storey and new roof structure, which is currently being installed.
L+C were employed by BW to design temporary and permanent works at Edelman, 105 Victoria Street. The structural alterations included removal of three bays of the fourth floor slab, trimming steelwork around a proposed stair void, strengthening of existing slabs using carbon fibre and a new stair from third to fourth floor.
L+C are pleased to announce that Sven Griesemann will be joining us as a Partner of the business. This is affective as of 1st April 2017. We congratulate Sven for achieving this goal, which is a result of his hard work and commitment to L+C.
Founding Member John Lucking has retired from his full time role in the practice. However, John will continue to support the practice as a part-time Consultant.
We performed a pre-construction visual defect survey of the Eastbound Crossrail tunnel, which runs directly below the site of our 182-184 High Holborn project. We have liaised with Crossrail throughout this project to ensure the refurbishment of the existing structure remains within Crossrail’s loading, noise and vibration criteria.
Aldermans House project is now nearing completion after three years of hard work. L+C were appointed by ISG to design extensive temporary works including a façade retention system, demolition sequencing, underpinning, temporary propping of the existing basement, capping beam propping and a piled tower crane base.
L+C have been appointed to produce a considerable amount of internal blockwork designs and drawings for a Canary Wharf new district. Wood Wharf is a new residential led, mixed use waterside community due for completion in 2023.
We have been visiting the BexSimon’s workshop to inspect our designs and the progress of the artwork for Westminster Magistrates Court, which will be unveiled later in the year. Watch this space.
L+C have been appointed to act as temporary works consultants for Barratt, who are in a process of demolishing West Ham Stadium, where new blocks of flats (including a car park basement) will be built in its place.
L+C wish you a Merry Christmas & Happy New Year 2017!
L+C have designed this new entrance canopy for BW as part of an office refurbishment at Bedford Park, which has now been completed.
L+C have provided structural engineering services for the refurbishment of this pre-Victorian property in Chelsea. The project involved the complete refurbishment of the ground floor restaurant, and the refurbishment plus expansion of the first and second floors to create two new luxury two bed flats with outside terraces.
Appointed by COMO, L+C have completed the designs for the high level joinery units and structural supports for the large display screens in the new SKY Central building.
L+C have designed the temporary works, currently in place to restrain the existing walls to allow the staircase demolition at Great Peter Street.
Works are nearing completion at One Mabledon Place where L+C have delivered the project using Revit in line with the procedures set out in the BIM (Building Information Modelling) execution plan, in full collaboration with ISG, SBA Architects and the rest of the design team.
We are pleased to announce that our project at Bagley's Lane where we worked with Paul Leonard Architects has won ‘Best Individual New Home’ award at the London Regional Building Excellence Awards 2016.
On 9th April, the final curtain will close on the Billy Elliot show at the Victoria Palace Theatre. The theatre will be extended and extensively refurbished before the start of a brand new show in late 2017. L+C are looking forward to this interesting project, where we will support the Main Contractor to achieve the ambitious construction programme.
This is a project which we worked on with 21 Construction. The building is called the Blue Box and is for a charity called Fight for Peace. The building is constructed using a braced steel frame with concrete metal decks slabs and externally is clad with perforated metal sheeting as you can see on the photographs: http://www.arcademy.com/#!FIGHT-FOR-PEACE/c6j3/5669a24d0cf29cc3864ae7ad
Happy New Year from all at L+C!
We’ve designed a steel framed, split-level multi-storey car park in Crawley. The frame has been analysed using Tekla and modelled in Revit.
L+C have been appointed to provide structural advice to the Ministry of Justice on a proposed artwork installation at Westminster Magistrates Court. We are looking forward to working closely with the Artist Blacksmiths Bex Simon and Terrence Clark to help achieve her vision for the artwork. The big unveiling is planned sometime next year.