There are a number of structural challenges which are typical of this type of building. Careful coordination of the building
services is essential, especially public health which must be transferred over the commercial units at ground floor level.
Transfer structures are required at fi rst fl oor level to facilitate the change of grid from residential use to retail/car park.
Exposed structural concrete as part of the building aesthetic require careful consideration of the concrete specifi cation, whilst a combination of internal and external circulation at each level required the introduction of structural thermal breaks.