Clegg Associates provided the structural engineering works for Minton Group. This was for the redevelopment of Cedar Court, Malmesbury.
With a disused office building, a proposal was to internally and externally renovate the building. Thus, providing thirty, 1 and 2 bedroom apartments.
From our initial survey of the existing building we were able to grasp an understanding of the design principles used when the building was originally constructed.
Reinforced concrete columns supported reinforced concrete floors at all levels. Thickenings introduced slabs to act as beam strips for support.
Office buildings usually have limited service ducts to provide toilet and kitchen drainage. As a result, along with usual challenges of office-to-residential conversions, we faced a particular difficulty. This being, the introduction to service holes through slabs for the apartments.
We imported over thirty service holes for new soil and vent pipes. We had to ensure openings avoided beam strips at all levels to maintain the integrity of the structure.
Clegg Associates worked closely alongside Peter Kent Architects. We coordinated the application of the new protective coating to the external rendered panels. In addition, designed retaining walls to the rear ground floor apartments. Thus, giving the prospective buyers some valuable outside space.