Project Description

Christopher Street, Moorgate

Project Details

Project: Construction of new private members club and restaurant. Construction of 2 additional storeys on top of an existing 5 storey building
Client: Meritcape Limited
Value: £2M

Forcia worked with Meritcape to construct an additional two floors on top of their existing 5 storey building. The brief was to form a new high-end private members club and restaurant served by a glass clad external fire fighting lift running up the outside of the building. It was highly important to maintain a watertight roof during construction and reduce the impact of the construction activities on the existing tenants.

The pioneering planning application was undertaken by Murphy Phillips Architects, whose design utilised a stretched fabric roof and external glass clad perimeter using a Schuco cladding system. Forcia were directed, under a design-and-build contract, to complete the works using a lightweight steel frame and a stretched fabric roof to form five distinct domes on the roof with glass cladding surrounds. The use of an internal lightwell to vertically transport labour and materials avoided the need for perimeter scaffolding to the building which in turn reduced the impact on security, noise and light.