The Brief

BAM were awarded the contract to transform an underutilised 1.2 acre industrial estate into a high spec campus. The main building is a high-spec development offering a modern office space and shops. 

We were chosen to deliver the full structural package for this building with central concrete core, precast concrete planks, metal decking and grating. This also included the fabrication of 2000 tonnes of structural steel with off-site intumescent coatings. 

One of the reasons why steel was chosen was the need to maximise the floorplates with large column-free spaces. This resulted in an internal column grid pattern of 11.8m x 11.8m.

Our Approach

  • The steel frame forms an architectural feature as it will be left exposed throughout the structure to create a modern yet industrial-looking environment.
  • Careful detailing was required with most steel-to-steel connections being hidden, allowing the frame to have a smooth appearance. 
  • Completed office floorplates will also have exposed concrete soffits, where the bottom flange of the steel beams are expressed, alongside exposed building services, which are accommodated within bespoke cellular beams. 
  • As the development has two concrete frames and a steel frame being built simultaneously, it resembles two separate jobs on one site, surrounded by busy roads. This meant that we had to carefully coordinate and manage our deliveries to this site on a just-in-time basis. Then we erected materials directly from the delivery truck using a tower crane. 

St Pancras Campus


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The Outcomes

St Pancras Campus achieved a BREEAM excellent rating. Using a high-performance facade with onsite energy generation that feeds an all-electric system, supports an increasingly decarbonised grid. 

The development exceeds the London Plan for renewable energy and reduction of carbon emissions. It also created employment opportunities, including training and apprenticeship schemes.


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