York House Windsor serves as the council offices for the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead (RBWM). The project involves the refurbishment and roof top extension of the existing building to create a modern civic building with increased floor space.
By quickly gaining a good understanding of the existing structure, Lyons O’Neill were able to influence the solution at the early stages and ensure the additions and alterations were going to be practical to construct and suit the tight project programme. The new level 2 floor and rooftop extension has been designed to be lightweight to minimise additional loading on the existing foundations, whilst still providing an open floor space and adhering to overall building height restrictions.
The prestigious site location in Windsor provided some unusual access and security challenges for the project team – the rear the building shares a party wall with the grounds of Windsor Castle and Her Majesty the Queen. Directly opposite the building is Victoria Barracks where the New Guard and Marching band depart from before marching up Sheet Street to Windsor Castle for the changing of the Guard.
|M&E Engineer||NLG Associates|
|Contractor||Willmott Dixon Construction|
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