City View, Saffron Hill/Farringdon Point, 29-35 Farringdon Road, London.

High quality residential development. £4.2 million

Works near completion to create three storeys of high quality residential roof top apartments on top of an existing five storey commercial and office building at Farringdon Point in central London.

The new construction is a combination of Structural Insulated Panels and commercial timber frame, all specially designed and detailed by McCarey Simmonds to minimise the increase in load on the existing building structure. The structure is fabricated and erected by specialists, Build it Green, for design and build contractors Vector Build Limited all working to a demanding 50 week program for Farringdon Point Limited.

Stanstead Road, London. SE23

14 private duplex appartments

We are now in the process of carrying out the detailed superstructure design of 14 private duplex appartments in southeast London on behalf of our client, OFP.

The appartments, architecturally designed by The Crawford Partnership, are part five and four storey with underground parking and are constructed on a former petrol filling station site in Lewisham.

The structure employs the latest timber framing techniques utilising Finnforest’s engineered timber Finnjoist to form both the wall panelsand the separating floors. Finnjoist’s, which are produced with a low and uniform moisture content virtually eradicate shrinkage and thus provide a stable structure allowing the architects to specify a part rendered exterior finish. Incorporating Finnjoist’s for the separating floors as continuously spanning joists assists with complying with current Building Regulation Disproportionate Collapse prevention requirements.