Senate House, University of London


Project Lab

Est. Build Costs:

£4 Million

The Works

Symmetrys were appointed as Structural and Civil Engineers for this refurbishment of part of Senate House, University of London, the famous 1930s modernist building in Bloomsbury.

Our work includes the enclosure of an existing internal courtyard with a new glazed vaulted roof which curves in two planes. Symmetrys are working closely with the architects to minimise the structural impact of the exposed frame on the glazed curves whilst taking as little support from surrounding listed building. We utilising detailed 3D modelling of the frames and connections to help achieve this within the budget and programme.

Elsewhere, new internal spaces are being created by the infilling of lightwells with fair-faced concrete slabs incorporating glazing panels to help bring this pre-war building towards modern occupation.