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A former Victorian warehouse has been converted to a new hotel and restaurant. To maximise the development potential of the site the client wished to add two floors of bedrooms and a roof terrace bar and restaurant. This required detailed analysis of the existing structure to prove there was sufficient capacity without the need for expensive strengthening. To control settlements under the increased loads a soil-structure analysis was undertaken and localised improvement of the central foundations achieved by inserting minipiles.

Client

Prescott and Partners

Location

Shoreditch, London

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