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The Structural Engineer
The Structural Engineer
The Structural Engineer
The Structural Engineer

Modern design codes and methods of building procurement can encourage innovation and early supply chain involvement within our industry; thereby helping realise real benefits for clients. The No1 New York Street building in central Manchester, UK was completed in October 2009, providing 9300m2 of Grade A office accommodation over 12 floors and 420m2 of high street retail space. The development sits within a typically confined and challenging inner city site and in order to be financially viable required a range of flexible and bespoke engineering solutions. Two key aspects were: the retention and re-use of an existing two storey basement structure, including a bespoke foundation solution to support higher column loads; and a compact and offset core for stability. The engineering solutions developed demonstrate the benefits of: (i) gaining early specialist contractor advice and; (ii) the advantages in utilising the less prescriptive Eurocode 2, to inform a less restrictive design development. Gary Robinson, MA, MEng Centre for Innovative and Collaborative Engineering, Loughborough University Kevin Gilsenan, BEng, MSc, DIC, CEng, MIStructE Buro Happold

The Structural Engineer
The Structural Engineer
The Structural Engineer