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.
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.
Work is progressing with the new roof structure at the National Gallery of Ireland in Dublin. L+C Engineers are working alongside contractors from Ireland, Holland and the UK to design, coordinate and progress the construction of several roof areas. Large steel & glass rooflights have now been installed over the Milltown Wing, with the steelwork designed by L+C to support cladding. The Merrion Entrance roof constructed from steel, timber and glass is now complete.
L+C Facade retention design can be found in the heart of Shoreditch, an intricate steel design to retain the historic elegance of the building.
The tower crane has been erected and basement excavation is now underway at Aldermans House.
The basement structural works at Palace Garden Terrace are now complete. Ground floor steel work construction is underway.
L+C have commenced the refurbishment and extension of an existing school building in Plumstead.
L+C have commenced the refurbishment and extension of an existing restaurant and accommodation in Chelsea.
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.