We are delighted to announce our partnership with Triangle London Developments in working with TfL to deliver another of the Mayor’s affordable homes schemes at Landmark Court.
City Hall has announced the scheme’s potential to unlock “more than 25,000 sqm of development”. Pell Frischmann looks forward to collaborating with architects Allies and Morrison to implement civil, structural, and geotechnical services such as the designing of the building foundations, structure, and frame, to bring that ambition to life.
This project will transform an old car park space into a mixed-use development containing offices, retail, and 120 homes, both private and affordable.
Nevertheless, this great opportunity for a previously overlooked space comes with big challenges to overcome. With the presence of tight tube networks underneath the site, there are strict limits on the load that can be placed onto the soil. We expect to resolve this with measures such as the building of a single storey basement to take weight off the soil and reduce pressure placed on the tube tunnels.
At Pell Frischmann we have a passion for research and development. Studies done by the University of Cambridge found that on average engineers utilise only 58% of steel load bearing capacity, meaning 42% is effectively waste material. With the use of modern computing and fabrication, Pell Frischmann is able to change the way we work with steel. Our use of geotechnical and structural methods allows the production of various steel frame solutions to analyse different cost and benefits attached to each material in order to find the best outcome for a project. These solutions have allowed Pell Frischmann engineers to utilise up to 90% of steel strength, safely increasing living space and quality of these projects. This method increases sustainability by reducing the embedded carbon used within the steel.
Landmark Court is a chance to bring to life one of the missing pieces of the puzzle to make Southwark into the great place its residents deserve. This is not just engineering, this is place making.
Learning from previous projects has allowed Pell Frischmann to share experienced knowledge with upcoming ventureS. Data gained from our contributions within the Brick by Brick Croydon scheme has led to crucial insights for dealing with inefficient and complicated aspects of concrete. As a result, we now have the option to use modern methods such as pre-fabricating concrete in factories to increase quality assurance and efficiency. Along with the potential of using concrete to build Landmark Court’s residential, the use of timber or coal formed steel are also being evaluated.
Having worked on many projects within Southwark such as Paris Gardens, Music Box, and Stoney Street, our Divisional Director Mike Hitchens states that Landmark Court is “A chance to bring to life one of the missing pieces of the puzzle to make Southwark into the great place its residents deserve. This is not just engineering, this is place making”.
- 130,000 - sqm of development
- 120 - new homes created
- 35% - of which affordable