Nine Elms Square – London, UK
Just south of the River Thames, the 10-acre former New Covent Garden Flower Market site is being redeveloped as a mixed-use development featuring 12 residential buildings and a linear park that will run from Vauxhall Bridge to the Battersea Power Station. The luxury residential towers will rise up to 55 floors above a deep, single level basement containing servicing and parking. Other facilities will include restaurants, bars, retail outlets, and commercial space. Langan supported the ambitious design and construction program from the outset, assisting in the execution of a £1m ($1.3m) geotechnical and geo-environmental site investigation and a preliminary pile testing program. Working closely with the project architect, SOM, we completed complex Finite Element analyses to optimize pile group arrangements, seeking to facilitate rapid construction methods whilst ensuring associated settlements were within acceptable tolerances between adjacent buildings and the site-wide basement.