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The original building at 32 Jamestown Road, in the Borough of Camden, was built as a pharmaceutical laboratory in the late 1980’s. Currently in use as an office, the building consists of a basement, ground floor and three additional storeys. The new mixed-use development will add two additional floors on top of the building.

The existing building is a reinforced concrete frame, and this structure will be retained up to the third floor level. The additional storeys are designed as a lightweight steel frame using composite floor construction. This will enable the existing foundations to be used without any additional works.

A key challenge in the refurbishment is the amount of opening works required. A central atrium will be cut and the existing atrium will be infilled. We have undertaken a detailed structural analysis to demonstrate that two storeys can be added without the need for significant temporary works or expensive strengthening works.

People:
Seán Walsh
John Gerrard
Eva MacNamara

Client: London & Regional Properties

Architect: Ben Adams Architects

Project Value: £13m

Status: Design

Bewlay House, Camden