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The new Headquarters of Goldman Sachs in London is in a great location on Farringdon Street in the City of London. This massive office development of 1.1 million square feet includes a large auditorium which is isolated to protect it from tube train noise and to protect the rest of the building.
Sandy Brown specified that the box-in-box construction needed 10Hz bearings supporting it.
Our local branch worked with Byrne Brothers to design supply and install the concrete floating floors and structural bearings. The complicated 3-dimensional space is supported on 5 separate floating floors with bearings beneath designed to take the column loads.
The floating floors consist of Stravifloor Deck isolation rails supporting composite metal decking, reinforcement and concrete.
Some of the columns are supported on Stravibase SEB bearings located outside of the floating floor areas.
The new building has been named the ‘groundscraper’ due to its mammoth size – it will become one of London’s new collection of landmark buildings.