Report on an ongoing duilding development

Case Study
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The Peak, also known as the Abford House, is an eight-level commercial building beside the Apollo Victoria Theatre bounded by Wilton and Vauxhall Bridge Roads. The substructure is composed of bored piles with reinforced concrete pile caps directly supporting the basement level.


Floors are constructed using a raised access system over a concrete slab reinforced by steel mesh. The slab is in turn supported by cellular beams connected to the steel beams of the building's steel frame. Internal partition is a dry wall system utilizing plasterboard set on metal studs, either freestanding or as linings to reinforced concrete walls and are fire rated as required. Ceilings are predominantly polyester powder coated perforated pressed metal tiles on suspended grid system. Building services comprise of the ff: water based heat pump fan coil unit (HPFCU) system, ventilation by air-handling units, cold and hot water distribution system, gravity soil waste system, automatic sprinkler and fire alarm systems triggered by smoke detectors, gas distribution system, CCTV, telephone and data system, and low voltage switch gear electrical distribution system with provision of backup power from a standby generator.
The building comprises 10,400m of office accommodation and 1,780m of retail use at street and lower ground levels.Planning and design started in the year 2004 while construction started in year 2007 and for completion by year 2009. The building's contemporary design is evident in the following design schemes from the architect.
Administration of the project is under a project management firm or the project manager (Carillion) which plays the central role in the overall project development fr ...
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