Composite Metal Flooring manufactured 11,448 square metres of Metfloor 60 steel decking for use in the construction of the office building, topped by six tiered roof gardens.
Studwelders were responsible for installing the steel decking, shear studs and safety netting on Victoria, Westminster site, just a few hundred yards away from Buckingham Palace.
The Verde Building is named so for a good reason – the building is designed to connect closely with greenery and nature, despite its inner-city location. Clad entirely with glass, it is light and airy, and has a glass atrium which reaches up through 9 storeys of the building. Verde’s defining feature, however, is its tiered roof, with six large roof gardens. The upmarket office block is situated in one of the most rapidly developing areas of London, providing excellent views over the city. The next-generation property has 11 storeys, as well as a triple-height reception, and a BREEAM rating of “Excellent”. The building was completed in Q3 2016. Once completed, the building provides a total of 317,083 square feet of net internal area, along with six expansive roof gardens totaling over 20,000 square feet.
Tishman Speyer was responsible for developing the site, and contracted Composite Floor Decking Group to manufacture and install steel decking, shear studs edge trim and safety netting to sections of the development. Composite Floor Decking Group contains both Composite Metal Flooring, who manufactured the 11.5 thousand square metres of the trapezoid Metfloor 60 steel decking, and Studwelders Ltd, who were responsible for installing it. Composite Metal Flooring received began the manufacture of the decking in June 2015, and, through their partnership with the local haulage company Gerry Jones Transport, delivered it to site over the following 8 months. The final batch of MF60 decking was manufactured in February 2016.
Studwelders Ltd installed safety netting onsite, compliant to FASET guidelines, and then attached the steel decking, and welded on approximately 25,000 shear studs, before finishing the job, by installing edge trim. The installation of the decking completed the steel frame of the building, so that it could be turned into the next-generation office building in 6 months.
The project was mostly a re-development of an earlier building. It involved stripping the cladding off the old construction, demolishing the old sloping roof, and re-developing it into the tiered design on the new building, which helps to maximise office space, and create room for the 6 roof gardens. The new glass cladding was then added. This development helped to re-vitalise the building, and add 40,000 square feet of extra office space to the building, situated just 150 meters from Victoria station, in a rapidly developing modern office complex in Westminster. The building was completed in Q3 2016, and opened to tenants shortly afterwards.