Structural Engineering Aspects of the Millbank Tower Block, London Discussion on the Paper by Colin Davies, B.Sc.(Eng.), A.M.I.Struct.E., A.M.I.C.E.
In presenting his paper the author said that whilst the paper concerned the structural design and construction of the tower, it would no doubt be appreciated that there were many other aspects of the design, all of which had influenced the structure to a greater or lesser degree. He asked that it be borne in mind that the tower block was only part of the Development, though it did form the greater part-over 50 per cent in
terms of floor area and volume. The foundations and superstructure, he said, could be considered quite separately from the adjacent buildings, but architecturally and economically they could not. His introductory remarks were followed by slide illustrations.