We were asked to design the structural elements for this new environmentally friendly three-storey dwelling for Square Peg Investments, which needs piled foundations due to unexpected ground conditions for the area.

This stunning house in Oakfield Place is structurally unique, in that it is formed in part by strip and part pile foundations with a semi-basement which is partly above ground. This semi-basement is especially interesting as the flooring is beam and block while the walls are formed using long contiguous piles, which posed a fascinating design challenge! The superstructure is in sustainable timber frame with load bearing masonry, and incorporates green roofs to reduce the net carbon contribution of the building.

Construction for this £550,000 scheme started on site in April, with a 12 month build programme.