The site is a former Sainsbury’s site in London’s Vauxhall district that is being redeveloped to house a new Sainsbury’s store and a combination of three high rise and four low rise residential blocks, providing 647 apartments.
Approximately 10,000m² of external façade works have been completed on the residential blocks.
Specified on the project, voestalpine Metsec’s steel framing systems (SFS) infill walling is said to have been selected for both its flexibility in terms of sizing, and the additional design services that Metsec is able to provide to projects.
The design services were utilised in the early stages of the project to provide the structural calculations and system requirements for the SFS walling in order to adequately support the various external wall cladding systems.
Metsec said it was also able to provide solutions and installation details for areas where non-standard Metsec product would be required.
This allowed Metsec to use its standard sections, but in a bespoke arrangement, to form the soffits and downstands. In addition to the design, Metsec was able to provide the structural calculations and loading of the solution to demonstrate that the bespoke solution is able to sufficiently support the cladding on the project.
In total the regeneration of the site in Vauxhall is scheduled to take five years, with Nine Elms Point due for completion in Spring 2020. In addition to the supermarket and residential housing, the area will see the development of the new Nine Elms underground station which will form part of the extended Northern Line.