This was originally a Victorian semi-detached property damaged during the war and built over with a two-storey detached property. Croft worked with the team at Advantage to fulfil the client’s brief and rebuild the original semi-detached exterior with a contemporary twist.
The main challenge was accounting for neighbouring loads on the retaining walls and foundations. The retaining walls were insufficient alone to resist the bearing pressure, so large ground bearing retaining concrete beams were required.
Innovative design solutions
We are experienced at dealing with Thames Water and our design had to carefully consider the 225mm diameter Thames Water sewer pipe, running along the back of the original property. We were able to innovate a solution to protect the pipe, by thinning the reinforced concrete retaining wall toe running directly above and thickening the adjacent pins to ensure the loads were not transferred onto the pipe. A successful design fitting seamlessly within the street.