Athlone Estate residential complex

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Martin Burden. Ramboll

Martin Burden

Consulting Director, Buildings
T: +44 7903 682 572
We were commissioned to work on part of this multi-building development — David Chipperfield's first residential design for the UK — on the upper slopes of Hampstead Heath. Three new pavilions have been built in the grounds of Athlone House, formerly used as a hospital. Ranging from three to four storeys in height, each houses a number of luxury flats, with car parking and leisure facilities at basement level across the entire site.

Our foundation design addresses the steep slope of the site. A sheet-piled wall was sunk to alleviate loads on the foundation structure. Elsewhere the slope has been used to advantage with the construction of a new ha-ha.

The design of the pavilion façades addresses security as well as aesthetics. Made of precast concrete and stone with extensive structural glazing, each incorporates six-panelled bi-folding timber screen shutters as an added security feature. Engineering involved sensitive handling of this mix of heterogeneous materials.

Ramboll

Ramboll
240 Blackfriars Road
London SE1 8NW
United Kingdom
Tel:+44 20 7631 5291
Fax:+44 845 299 1610

Mail: london@ramboll.co.uk

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Ramboll UK Limited. Registered in England & Wales. Company registration no. 03659970. Registered office: 240 Blackfriars Road, London SE1 8NW


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