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An innovative co-living development that enables a community to share spaces, facilities, ideas, time and experiences together.

The Collective, Palmerston Road, Harrow

Palmerston Road 1
Palmerston Road 3
Palmerston Road 2

Site constraints limit the building height, scale and massing, dictating a geometry that minimises the loss of light of the adjoining developments.

Palmerston Road 4
Palmerston Road 6

The resulting stepped building shape is characterized by two main volumes above the 5th floor connected by a steel bridge at the top level of the nine-storey construction. There is a one-storey basement within the building footprint.

The proposed concrete frame is characterised by 225mm thick flat slabs to minimize the structural depth and the overall building high. Accurate analysis were required to define and limit the deflection along the slab edges due to the loads imposed by the heavy precast concrete façade sensitive to small displacements. The 200mm thick blade columns perfectly adapt to the apartments layout maximising the internal usable space.

To speed up the construction program the contiguous piled wall in the basement is designed to cantilever in the temporary condition reducing the amount of temporary works.

Architect: Hawkins\Brown

For: The Collective

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