WSP has an unrivalled tall buildings offering based on the delivery of many landmark projects around the world in the last 30 years.
Thanks to WSP Cantor Seinuk’s expertise in the issues associated with buildings over 30 storeys high, we are involved with a number of ground breaking projects across the UK including the tallest building in Europe, the three tallest residential and hotel buildings in the UK and the three tallest buildings in the UK outside of the London conurbation.
To deliver these schemes we have perfected the integration of a number of engineering disciplines:
- Geotechnical engineering
- Substructure and foundation design
- Post tensioned slab design
- Building services design
- Fire engineering
- Vertical transportation
- Specialist lighting
Tall building design is one of the most intense integrations of architecture and engineering in terms of form, functionality and technical requirements. It requires all of our specialist services to ensure delivery:
- Technical advisor services
- Business case support
- Cost benefit analysis
- Computer simulation techniques
- Sustainability advice
- System design
- Whole life costing advice
Tall buildings require the perfect integration of world class concept design skills with local detailed design delivery and relationship management. Our centres of excellence in New York and London provide the concept expertise that has delivered in excess of eleven million square feet of high rise construction in the UK alone.
Our tall buildings expertise drives a number of business initiatives such as modelling software, training and knowledge sharing.
Among our specialist skills for this service, we forecast travel demands by all modes of transport from these high rise developments to demonstrate that these can be accommodated by existing and planned transport infrastructure. The high concentrations of pedestrian activity which can be generated often create a need for pedestrian analyses to be conducted using bespoke software.
Our client list includes international private and public clients in the property and commercial sector.