East End Road, East Finchley
The conversion of an existing Grade II listed building, and the proposed development of new townhouses and apartments in the London Borough of Barnet.
The scheme comprises the conversion of the 19th Century villa into two separate three bedroom homes. Two existing wings located at either side of the Regency Villa will be demolished and replaced with suitably designed structures which will form new townhouses, apartments and outdoor terraces. 8 no. new townhouse will be developed directly opposite the western wing.
Dice were instructed to complete foundation and superstructure design during the conversion of the Grade II listed building. This included structural design of steel beams and associated bearings, design and specification of the foundations, detailing of windposts due to slender piers, and the production of structural drawings to convey the intended design.
Dice were also appointed on the new build part of this project, on both the substructure design and the superstructure design. The substructure design work includes structural design of traditional footings, preparation of master general arrangement drawings, the foundation layouts, production of concrete specifications and preparations of structural calculations.
The superstructure design work includes the provision of all steel beams and bearing details, windpost designs, masonry checks and 1:100 structural floor plan layouts.
Our engineers also completed the external works and private drainage design. This included designing the foul and storm water private drainage networks, preparing drawings for private external works and demarcation of retaining features.
During the Section 278 access design works, our engineers completed an initial site walkover, before designing the horizontal and vertical highway alignments for the identified improvement works. After producing highway design drawings, we submitted the necessary calculations and drawings to obtain technical approval and liaised with the Highway Authority as needed.
After noticing that the superstructure design associated with the town houses appeared to be overdesigned, we were able to reduce the amount of steelwork used as we deduced that this would not be required in all the places that had been anticipated.