Canal House

MRJ Rundell & Associates Ltd

Project Type:
Design, Construction

Canal House is located in Paddington, Central London.

The works comprise the refurbishment of a 19th Century 4 storey property and construction of a basement tunnel and swimming pool connecting the main house to a new three storey pavilion at the bottom of the garden.

The pavilion is rebuilt to exactly replicate the original pavilion building which dated from the early 20th Century.

The pavilion and adjoining tunnel/swimming pool basement is constructed by installing a perimeter contiguous piled wall of 350Ø piles at 500 centres into stiff London Clay. A bespoke white concrete vaulted arch was designed to span over the swimming pool.

In order to accommodate the new layout to the main house some internal and external load bearing walls have been removed.Sequencing of the works was paramount to ensure the stabilisation of the remaining structure before the permanent works could be installed, and also to allow the new build projects to continue alongside in the restricted site.

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