Mary Duggan Architects
Symmetrys are structural and civil engineers for this residential development in Croydon for Brick by Brick, Croydon Council’s development arm. Located on an old car park, the site will hold five blocks of five, six and seven storeys and a new car park set in extensive landscaping as the site slopes down from the Scheduled Ancient Monument that lies along its West boundary.
Symmetrys have explored a series of frame options which facilitate the column-free entrance and support of the cladding, before adopting a reinforced concrete podium up to the First floor slab with light gauge steel framing above. The top slab of the podium will transfer the wall loads of the LGSF frame to the column layout of the communal areas below, whilst cantilevering six metres to create a column-free entrance undercroft into which the landscaping will extend.