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 pavillions 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 pavillion 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
First Floor, Emerald Building
Oud Metha Road
PO Box 116921, Dubai, UAE
Tel:+971 4 334 3616
Fax:+971 4 334 3617

Mail: info@ramboll.ae

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