The Cucumber, Paddington, London

BLP Members were involved in the Core construction management transitioning from foundations and underground parking to erecting the core to erect the concrete frame structure.  Managing reinforcement, steel fixing, concrete and quality assurance.

The core of a tall building is arguably the most fundamental and important element under consideration during the design process.

For most tall structures, the core forms the main backbone of the building and plays a significant role in carrying a large proportion of vertical loading and, frequently, the majority of lateral loading.  An inefficiently planned core will lead to slower construction and wasted floor area, which increases cost.