62 BUCKINGHAM GATE
Contractor – Sir Robert McApline
Architect – Pelli Clarke Pelli with Swanke Hayden Connell
Structural Engineer – Pell Frischmann
Value – £13,300.000
Contract Period – 60 weeks
Details – 62 Buckingham Gate is a 12 Floor Commercial Building above ground; with a split level Basement below ground, which sits adjacent to Westminster City Hall on Victoria Street in London. Each Floor of the structure is approximately 2,500m² surrounding two major jump formed cores. Each of the cores spring 15 Floors from the Lower Basement Raft Slab to the 12th Floor Roof slab.
As part of the sub-contract package; Getjar undertook the reinforcement detailing for the whole project together with the complete design of the 12 Post Tensioned Floors to the Superstructure, together with the design & installation of 200t of structural steel columns.
The concrete works comprise both exposed concrete finishes and concealed works; with the superstructure typically consisting of 23 sloping circular exposed columns around the perimeter of a 375mm thick post- tensioned slab. Whilst the superstructure slabs are typically 375mm flat; there are areas of ribbed slab construction. The approximate total volume of concrete in the works is 24,500m³.