Services Provided: Civil and structural engineering
Change of use from 1970s office building to create 15 apartments Union House, Trowbridge, was a disused 1970s office building, formerly known as the Renrod Building, and has come onto the market fully renovated and transformed structurally into an eye-catching apartment block in the city centre. PRO Structures is proud to have carried out the justification work for the existing reinforced concrete frame, in order to then design additional extensions for this scheme, using a Masterseries 3D structural model. This change of use project added a new storey as well as a side extension, creating 15 new apartments, and we encountered fascinating challenges in working with the old structure in order to incorporate the new, extended sections to these elevations.
This included concrete column strengthening work, as well as balanced cantilevering foundation design, which certainly put our modelling skills to the test. The upper floors boast their own balcony and far-reaching views across Trowbridge and beyond, and the quality and finish of each apartment is in keeping with the stunning exterior design.
Completed: June 2021