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Eltham Centre

Client: London Borough of Greenwich

Architect: Dyer Associates

Project cost: £17m

This new-build flagship development provides integrated leisure facilities, a library and a one-stop-shop for council services and included the integration of a Grade II listed library. The scheme includes three swimming pools, a healthy-living centre, fitness suite, dance studios, an extensive library facility, council offices and facilities for Greenwich Community College. We provided the structural and civil engineering solution for this development in south-east London.

The Eltham Centre was constructed using steel and reinforced concrete. Clear-span roofs, not supporting plant, comprise lightweight cladding materials supported on universal beams. Beams over the main swimming pool span onto a main transfer truss. The remainder of the superstructure is in-situ concrete floors supported either on profiled steel decking or solid precast concrete planks. The beams and columns supporting the floors are structural steel transferring the loads to the foundations.

The building achieved a BREEAM Very Good rating.


Photographs: © David Barbour

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