Hillcrest Structural Ltd are proud to announce that we have been awarded a Structural Steel Design Award for 2021, as the Steelwork Contractor, for ‘The Hickman’ building, which received a Merit for the high standard of design achieved.
The Hickman is a complex refurbishment of a commercial building within the Whitechapel High Street Conservation Area. The project plan was to extend the building, retaining as much of the existing building as possible, to retain it’s character.
The main existing structure comprised of steel frame encased in concrete, supporting early reinforced concrete slabs. The older structures include load-bearing masonry, filler-joist slabs and wrought iron beams.
As part of the new scheme, the building now rises to seven levels, adding a further three storeys. The new floors comprise a grid of 450mm deep fabricated steel primary beams, with rectangular openings and a re-entrant composite deck, that spans 3m between 203UC secondary beams, allowing for flexible services distribution and providing an exposed soffit.
The Structural Steel Design Awards 2021 are sponsored by Trimble Solutions (UK) Ltd., and the British Constructional Steelwork Association Ltd.
We would like to thank the main contractor Ellmer Construction for awarding the contract to us. Also to the Architects at DSDHA and the Structural Engineers at Heyne Tillett Steel.