Hydrock embraces digital to deliver services for central London aparthotel conversion

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15th August, 2019

During this technically challenging project, our multi-disciplinary teams are using the latest in engineering technology to enable collaboration across the whole project team.

Acting for Gardiner & Theobald, on behalf of SACO, the Serviced Apartments Company, Hydrock design teams are collaborating with multiple stakeholders to convert a partially completed mixture of apartments and commercial space into one cohesive development – all while retaining the existing structural frame.

Our London-based mechanical and electrical team is working with C+W O’Brien Architects to produce a full 3D BIM model which has allowed them to combine the existing structure with proposed elements to deliver the crucial services needed.

The full advantages of using the latest in engineering technology have shown themselves during this process and demonstrated multiple benefits for the collaborative working effort of the full project team that the project has required.

Our structural engineering team were appointed in a technical advisory capacity to advise on the feasibility of structural alterations and review surveys, designs, repair proposals and site work delivered by others as part of the shell and core development.

Set to open in 2020, Bermonds Locke Aparthotel will house 142 units, made up of 99 studios and 43 one-bedrooms units, as well as all-day dining with outdoor seating, a coffee shop, cocktail bar, co-working facilities, two meeting rooms and a gym, within walking distance of London’s iconic Tower Bridge.

Read more about the project here.