HOP was responsible for the structural design of three 6-8 storey buildings. We worked closely with the design team to ensure an efficient reinforced concrete frame solution, capable of providing open plan space at lower levels, where required, to accommodate retails units and residents car parking.
Site J occupies a key site in the New England Quarter (NEQ) Masterplan, adjacent to Brighton railway station. The development is mixed-use including residential units, retail floor space, commercial office space and a hotel.
HOP initially assisted Denne Construction in securing the Design & Build tender, providing scheme designs for costing and reviewing various construction options including steel framing, in situ RC concrete framing and post tensioning. The development had to provide high level Code 4 and BREEAM excellent credentials, whilst also being situated on historically contaminated ground from its former Railway use.
HOP assisted in the formulation of the very economic flat slab concrete solution, which both optimised the frame cost and also its associated simple foundation costs, avoiding penetrative foundations through contaminated ground and improving efficiency and programme times for subsequent cladding and servicing provisions.