The principles behind Principal Tower – a new residential tower in central London

Author: R. Slade, M. Sharratt, R. Harvey, N. Petrioli (all WSP)

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1st April 2019

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The principles behind Principal Tower – a new residential tower in central London

The Structural Engineer
The principles behind Principal Tower – a new residential tower in central London
Date published

1st April 2019

First published

1st April 2019

Author

R. Slade, M. Sharratt, R. Harvey, N. Petrioli (all WSP)

Price

Standard: £9 + VAT
Members/Subscribers: Free

Buy Now

This paper describes how the 50-storey residential Principal Tower was designed and constructed on a site in the London Borough of Hackney close to the City of London. Design and construction were heavily influenced by the presence of railway infrastructure. However, the design strategy was fundamentally different to the approach used by the designers of nearby buildings, where engineering to accommodate the railway is expressed in the architecture. Visually, at Principal Tower, it is as though the subterranean railway does not exist.

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The Institution of Structural Engineers

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