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Project Details

Client:
Graham Interior Fit Out

Role:
Structural Engineering

Location:
Belfast

BT Riverside Tower, Belfast

The modernisation project of Riverside Tower is part of BT's five-year Better Workplace Programme which is a major investment to help BT consolidate its estate around the UK to around 30 locations from 300.

The refurbished building will have capacity for 1,800 staff across the BT Group, including the digital network business Openreach. Graham's interior fit-out team were appointed to upgrade the 13-storey building and create 160,000 sq ft of new office space.

Interior Fit Out BT Riverside Tower, Belfast

The new facilities and services will include flexible workstations, meeting rooms featuring smart technology, communal areas, improved IT systems, multi-faith rooms and areas to optimise health and wellbeing.

Amphora Consulting provided Structural Engineering Services to Graham Interior Fit Out on this Design & Build project with the design taken to RIBA Stage 3. Amphora Consulting reviewed the design up to this stage, verified and accepted it. Amphora built upon this design through Stage 4, modifying and improving on it whilst driving value engineering for the client.

Amphora Consulting designed a braced steel framed structure for the impressive new corporate entrance including a piled foundation solution. The new entrance was designed to withstand blast effects from an explosive device.

Other works designed by Amphora Consulting included structural supports to all partitions that involved the design of a head restraint frame concealed within the ceiling void.

Within the main ICT Riser throughout the Tower, Amphora designed structural steel working platforms carefully integrating building services with the structural form.

Project Details

Client:
Graham Interior Fit Out

Role:
Structural Engineering

Location:
Newcastle