BA Systems has started work at Lewisham Gateway to help deliver one of the largest regeneration projects in south east London.
The project is being brought forward in a series of phases. This first phase will deliver two new adjoining buildings, which will be situated next to the DLR station and a new open space – Confluence Place.
The project will deliver 193 new homes in the heart of the town centre. There will be shops and cafés on the ground floor, creating a vibrant and safe atmosphere. The Lewisham Gateway development will enrich the lively community.
BA Systems was originally commissioned to quote on a steel and glass design. However, the company's design team worked with PRP Architects, on behalf of Muse Developments, to offer B40 structural glass to this stunning development. Not only did this value engineering offer an upgrade on the product specified, but it overcame other design challenges. BA Systems was able to offer this package to John Sisk & Son within budget.
During the initial design stage, BA Systems was presented with a number of challenges, including fixing the base channel to the post-tension slab. The company's experienced engineering team, was able to formulate a solution that works well with all interfaces and fully meets all regulatory requirements, without compromising the seamless finished product.
The seamless design of the B40 system will give a clean and open look to the building. The B40 system is being installed on all of the protruding balconies as well as all terrace balconies.