188 & 189 Sloane Street, London
The Cadogan Estate proposes to carry out refurbishment works to the ground floor and basement of Nos. 188 and 189 Sloane Street to join the two existing retail units into one improved larger retail unit.
Civic Engineers have been appointed as Civil and Structural Engineers to carry out a structural engineering appraisal of the existing building and prepare the design for the structural refurbishment proposals. The works involve the removal of the existing party wall between the two units, and the lowering of the ground floor and basement slab to provide better floor to ceiling heights and improve the overall finish of the retail units.
The structure is a steel frame on concrete pad foundations. The basement lowering involves complex engineering temporarily supporting the columns on new piled foundations, extending the columns down and forming new foundations at the lower level. The perimeter walls are to be underpinned. The upper levels will be occupied throughout.
We have also been appointed to design the alterations required to the underground drainage.