• 4 August 2020

One Bartholomew shortlisted for Structural Steel Design Awards

Waterman is delighted that One Bartholomew has been shortlisted for the 52nd Structural Steel Design Awards (SSDA).

Completed as part of Helical’s exceptional new 2.3-acre mixed-use development at Barts Square, One Bartholomew’s inspirational design by Sheppard Robson architects into a 223,000 ft2 Grade A office building with a 6,000 ft2 double-height reception and floor to ceiling glazing.

The wider Barts Square site was formerly occupied by St Bartholomew’s Hospital before being transformed into 236 contemporary apartments and penthouses, 258,000 ft2 of commercial offices, and 20,000 ft2 of complimentary retail, restaurant and café facilities across 13 buildings, of which One Bartholomew is the tallest.

At 12 storeys high, One Bartholomew benefits from spectacular views across St Paul’s Cathedral and the Shard. Additional features include spa-like changing facilities at ground level, 11 car parking spaces and 338 bicycle racks.

The building has been designed with elegant column-free “glass to glass” corners with the largest of them involving a dramatic 9 m cantilevering corner. This substantial and challenging cantilever corner was achieved through the careful arrangement of structures at the level of the cantilever and all floors above. Control of structural deflection at the cladding interface was carefully considered and was further complicated by the necessary integration of building services in the areas of the cantilever.

The Awards celebrate the highest standards of structural and architectural design across the UK and overseas. With 22 shortlisted projects ranging across health and education to retail and residential, each building showcases the flexibility and versatility of steel in a number of different and varying applications.

Charlie Scott, Director for Waterman Structures, commented: “We are excited to see One Bartholomew being shortlisted. Our team formed an effective collaboration with the design team to create an extraordinary structure. This project has been a great effort by all involved and we are excited for the final.”

For further information on the projects shortlisted within the Structural Steel Design Awards, click here.

The winners will be announced on Thursday 1 October.

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