The Essex Road development regenerated a run-down corner petrol station site in north London into a hub of modern, spacious apartments and shops. The new building has a contemporary edge, yet complements its neighbours. The fourteen multiple-bedroom apartments focus on commodious living areas, allowing the occupier to enjoy the thrill of urban living with a comfort normally only found in the suburbs.
Expedition undertook the structural design of the Essex Road development. In order to meet the open plan living requirements, and the generous room sizes we adopted flat slab construction with a very irregular column layout, twisting and shuffling columns to achieve the optimum flat layout. The penthouse level was constructed using a lightweight steel frame, ensuring that these prime apartments did not need to be constrained by the layouts below and giving both client and architect maximum flexibility.