SPS Technology was proud to bring its sustainable floor panel, SPS, to the 58VE design team,  alongside all the other innovative sustainable features that led to a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating for 58VE!

Located in a site with challenging access, along London’s Victoria Embankment between Blackfriars and Waterloo Bridges, this Edwardian building was brought into the 21st century with an award-winning, sustainable design from tp bennett in 2016. The redevelopment of 58 Victoria Embankment involved the demolition of the existing building behind a retained façade and the construction of a new steel-framed office, to shell and core fit-out standards, with a concrete basement.  The development is a new vibrant metropolitan facility:  home to a seven-screen cinema, six restaurants and retail areas.

In order to realise the design, the team needed a thinner floor that delivered the same strength as traditional concrete without the sectional thickness and extra weight. Sandwich Plate System (SPS), an incredibly strong, light-weight structural composite panel, was specified in order that floor-to-floor heights could be maximised and the building could take full advantage of its stunning Thames-side location.

SPS was specified by consultant engineers, Waterman Group – who understand the weight and thickness benefits of SPS structural composite panels — in the internal reconfiguration of four of the seven floors, including the roof.   Due to its thinness, light weight, and ability to span long distances, SPS helped to increase the building’s layout flexibility while  overcoming head height issues that could not be resolved using conventional materials. The SPS floor panels arrived on site with coatings applied and were lifted directly from the delivery truck to their final position and immediately bolted to the frame.

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