West Hampstead Square, London

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Completion Date:

January 2017

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West Hampstead Sq. JV (Ballymore Group and Network Rail)




O’Hare McGovern

Service provided:

Civil / Structural / Drainage


John Millar

O’Connor Sutton Cronin were appointed by Ballymore on the West Hampstead Square mixed commercial and residential development. The site was a narrow, roughly triangular strip of land, which varied in width from approximately seven meters in the west to 50 meters in the east, and was approximately 345 meters in length.  The site was constrained on its Northern and Southern boundaries by rail tracks and overhead lines.

  • 8 new buildings  
  • A new public square 
  • 5 pocket gardens, allotments, and an ecology garden  
  • 145 private apartments  
  • 53 affordable apartments  
  • 8,00m2 for a local food store, shops, cafe, and offices  
  • Local energy center 
  • Ground borne vibration was a key design consideration
  • The proximity of the rail tracks
  • Isolating the building at the foundation level to prevent the transmission of ground-borne vibration
  • Isolation bearings between the foundation pile caps and the ground beams

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