Project Name:Kennet House, 80 Kings Road, Reading
Client:Crest Nicholson Regeneration
Build Type:Residential (105 apartments)
Kennet House involved complex structural design, remodelling an existing building with up to 3 additional storeys. CSC Fastrak Building Designer Software was used to model the frame together with the existing building below.
The top level and roof level plant rooms were removed from the existing building and 4 storeys of lightweight steel frame were added to the top of the building, converting the building use from office space to residential. The existing building was up to 7 storeys tall, whilst the proposed extended building is up to 10 storeys tall in the corner, where a new full height stability shaft is inserted onto new piled foundations.