Customer Service Centre, Hackney, E8
Client:Geoffrey Osborne Limited
Commence: October 2007
Completed: February 2009
Engineer: Halcrow Yolles
New Council building for local community.
This landmark project will be the focal point for the London Borough of Hackney's regeneration.
Our works package included pile caps and ground beams, a five storey Reinforced Concrete frame structure, underground drainage and full hard landscaping.
A key challenge of this scheme was to deliver the signature architects' Hopkins aspiration to achieve patterned fairface soffits and walls. This meant undertaking a series of mock-ups in order that concrete mixes and formwork were agreed before construction on site began. We worked alongside main contractor Geoffrey Osborne and their Design Manager to ensure the vision was achieved.
The success of this project has led to the award of two further schemes from Osborne valued at circa £9m. The relationship also formed with Hopkins Architects led to us being given the opportunity to tender for the prestigious Velodrome project at the Olympic Park which we were subsequently awarded.