Symmetrys have been 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 will include the enclosure of an existing internal courtyard with a new glazed vaulted roof which curves in two planes. Symmetrys will work 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 will utilise detailed 3D modelling of the frames and connections to help achieve this within the budget and programme.
Elsewhere, new internal space is 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.