Digging deep: design and construction of The Londoner hotel

Author: Rachel Cooper, Jack Firth and Simon Nevill

Date published

1 July 2022

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Digging deep: design and construction of The Londoner hotel

Digging deep: design and construction of The Londoner hotel
The Structural Engineer
Author

Rachel Cooper, Jack Firth and Simon Nevill

Date published

1 July 2022

Author

Rachel Cooper, Jack Firth and Simon Nevill

Price

Standard: £9
Members/Subscribers: Free

This article provides an overview of the key design and construction considerations associated with building a deep basement on a constrained site in the heart of London.

Synopsis

Located in the heart of London's West End, The Londoner is a major new hotel on the world-renowned Leicester Square. The development is situated on a constrained site, bounded on all sides by roads. Planning restrictions limited the height of the building, leading to the development having one of the deepest habitable-grade basements in the world. The basement extends to over 30m deep, with six levels, meaning nearly half of the building's floor area is located below ground. This article provides an overview of the key design and construction considerations associated with building such a deep basement within the heart of London.

Additional information

Format:
PDF
Pages:
9
Publisher:
The Institution of Structural Engineers

Tags

Commercial Excavation Basement Project Focus Issue 7

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