Integral Engineering Design provided the structural and civil engineering services for this refurbishment and connection of two existing buildings for The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) site at Union Street. The project involved linking the two buildings, a Victorian hop warehouse dating from 1853 and a 1980s office block, with a new atrium and staircase to allow them to function as a single entity. We adopted the design of a helical staircase to link the two buildings together as each has different floor levels. The emphasis of the design is sustainability and wellbeing. The staircase has become a sculptural feature of the new glazed atrium space which acts as both a new main entrance for the College and reception/events space. As well as teaching and office spaces there is a suite of conferencing facilities including a public cafe and a large 350 seat auditorium space.
Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists : Bennetts Associates : £6m
‘Integral were creative with the right degree of pragmatism in their approach to the engineering design of our redevelopment project in Union Street. It was a pleasure to work with such genuine people’
Fred Emden, Deputy Chief Executive