As part of this prestigious development, the Architect incorporated a statement open foyer. However they also wanted to achieve clean clear open spaces on the floors above and proposed a 13.65m span transferring on to a cantilever structure in front of the canopy veil of the building.
To achieve this - rather than create a situation where there was a “forest” of columns - it was agreed a cantilevered solution would be best. However, the inclusion of a 7 meter cantilever from the 2nd floor upwards presented complexities and restraints which proved technically challenging.
ClearTech, being recognised in the industry as experts in value engineering and design innovation, focussing on efficient, sustainable, net zero designs, were engaged. Our innovative approach for the Cantilever was to utilise a “bridge” solution – adapting our expertise in post-tensioning and long-span bridges for use in a different and unique application. For the upper floors we incorporated slab post-tensioning to achieve the client and design team open-span goals.
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