Civic Campus Scheme

The Civic Campus is a dynamic urban development project in Hammersmith, featuring cinema, restaurants and shops – plus 204 affordable homes

2023

The Challenge

King Street’s new Civic Campus is set to become the latest ‘go-to’ destination – providing welcoming, comfortable, convenient spaces for the community to work, learn and share ideas.

The project entails the rejuvenation of Hammersmith’s Grade II-listed art deco Town Hall, integrating a diverse array of amenities including panoramic roof gardens, public squares, restaurants, bars, a cinema, performance areas, gallery space, and shops. This ambitious undertaking aims to redefine the town hall as a multifunctional space that fosters community engagement and cultural enrichment.

RSHP’s award-winning design philosophy is deeply rooted in principles of beauty, accessibility, and environmental sustainability. Every facet of the scheme reflects a commitment to inclusivity, with features such as panoramic roof gardens and performance areas designed to cater to a broad spectrum of interests and demographics.

Commercially and operationally – challenges arose in the initial stages, which required Premcrete’s expertise. During the large basement construction part of the project, issues involved the common problem of concrete compaction at the liner wall to the underside of the capping beam. The challenge mainly surrounded the substantial volume of waterproof concrete needed for the entire extent of the capping beam, which seemed necessary for value engineering.

The Solution

Premcrete offered a solution that efficiently addressed both challenges. By collaborating with the structural engineer, they redesigned the liner wall to be cast in front of the capping beam, instead of underneath it.

This change meant that the 200mm liner wall was formed with waterproof concrete, thereby eliminating the need for waterproof concrete within the capping beam. Consequently, casting the liner wall in front also resolved the issue of concrete compaction at the underside of the capping beam.

Premcrete is delighted to support this innovative project that will positively impact the borough. Architects RSHP have worked hard alongside the Civic Campus Commission from the start to ensure the new environmentally positive designs met the needs of local people and added to the beauty of the original Grade II-listed Town Hall which was built between 1938-39 and we look forward to seeing many users and visitors enjoy the space.

Products Used

Project Details

Project Location:
Main Contractor:
Ardmore
Architect:
Rogers Stirk Harbour & Partners
Structural Engineer:
Bully De’Ath Consultants
Groundworks Contractor:
JB Structures
Systems Installed
Type A:
Maxiprufe Plus
Type B:
Hydroseal FX
Type C:
Levels below ground:
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