Adelaide Wharf & Gordon Road

Ellis + Moore were appointed to provide the structural design for two sites in Ealing. The East site, known as ‘Adelaide Wharf’ consists of a new apartment block comprising of 20 apartments, and the West site known as ‘Gordon Rd’ consists of 5 new houses. The sites are located at the end of Gordon Rd, Southall in the London Borough of Ealing, overlooking the Grand Union Canal and adjacent to the current ‘Salisbury Depot development’ and an existing Industrial estate.

Adelaide Wharf involved the erection of a 6-storey terrace apartment block consisting of 20 flats with relative private garden areas. The substructure consists of RC Piled Raft Slab and RC pile Caps to support the stair-core in reinforced concrete, while the superstructure (except for the stair-core) is in timber frame.

The external walls are cavity walls consisting of 100mm thick brick wall for the outer leaf, insulation and inner leaf in timber wall.

The timber structure has been designed by the timber specialist company SticX, which included the Steel Elements to support the timber structure, designed by Rise Structural Engineers. Ellis & Moore have provided the design of the RC Substructure, including the RC stair-core, the steel lintels to support the outer leaf in brick wall, as well as the steel canopy structure, the balconies’ structure and the balustrades.

Gordon Road involved the erection of five 2-storey houses with private gardens. The substructure consists of mass concrete strip foundations and ground floor slab, while the superstructure is in timber frame.

The timber structure was designed by the Timber Specialist Company Sticx, while Ellis + Moore provided the design of the Substructure in concrete and the steel lintels to support the brick wall, as well as the specification of the movement joints and the ties for the masonry wall.

LOCATION:   Southall, London

CLIENT:   Sandwood Construction Ltd.

ARCHITECT:   Monahan Blythen Hopkins

ENGINEER:   Ellis + Moore