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Case Study – Westminster Bridge, London

A component in the regeneration of London’s Waterloo, Westminster Bridge Road replaces a redundant 1960s office block with a lively mixed-use, multi-layered building maximising panoramic views of the London skyline.

Externally, the building’s height and massing are sensitively managed according to statutorily protected views. Internally, the upper floors have been configured to reduce actual and perceived corridor length, while a central atrium on the lower levels brings light into the college and crowns a generous social space. The 38,500m2 (GIA) scheme accommodates 1,100 student rooms (including double-height studios on the uppermost floors) with associated common spaces, a sixth-form college for 700 students spread over four floors, affordable workspace at ground and a health suite with swimming pool and leisure facilities on the lower level.

Campus Project Solutions were engaged by Urbanest as Clients QS on a similar basis as Kings Cross T6 and the Camley Street schemes, and also to negotiate a demolition, piling and bulk excavation enabling works package to deal with a double volume basement set within a secant piled structure. The main contract works were negotiated with Balfour Beatty and the building delivered for the 2015/2016 academic year.