• 5 October 2017

LSQ London wins the Structural Steel Design Award

We are delighted that our project LSQ London (formerly 48 Leicester Square) has won an award for the high standard of design achieved at the Structural Steel Design Award (SSDA) which took place at the Museum of London on 4th October.

The Structural Steel Design Awards recognise the quality of structural and architectural design attainable in the use of steel and its potential in terms of efficiency, cost effectiveness, aesthetics and innovation.

The shortlisted projects showcase steel’s flexibility and versatility in a number of different and varying applications further to reflecting the wide geographical spread of steel’s appeal for a variety of projects ranging from across the UK.

LSQ London, designed by Make Architects, occupies the entire West side of Leicester Square in Central London, offering over 90,000ft2 of Grade A commercial space and 40,000ft2 of retail space.

Waterman was appointed by an overseas client and CORE, as Development Managers, and we worked closely with Multiplex Construction Europe, to provide structural engineering consultancy services.

The scheme included part demolition, maintaining a 4-sided retained façade, and reconstruction of the new internal structure to provide a nine-storey building, including a new two-storey basement. The contemporary roof design is supported by a central steel core and new perimeter stanchions to create a completely column-free office space, spanning up to 12m and providing efficient floor space to appropriate market standards.

Jody Pearce, Board Director of Waterman Structures, commented; “We are very proud to have won this prestigious award. It is a great testament to the team’s collaboration and the project’s design. We are very happy that the judges considered that the project showcased the role steelwork can play in the extension and re-purposing of historic buildings.”

Congratulations to all those involved in this great project!

To read more about our involvement in LSQ London, please click here.

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