The Big Yellow Construction Company
McLaren was successfully chosen to build Big Yellow’s flagship building in London. A seven-storey steel structure which, to meet the tight 40 week construction programme, had to be built simultaneously on all elevations.
As a result, a strict construction sequence was required to complete the project safely and on time.
Special consideration was given to all site operations as the site was adjacent to a busy rail line and the M4.
The steel framed building is made up of three sections, each with different structural solutions.
The central section is an eight storey portal frame structure. Adjoining it is a six storey section to the west, which is hung from a roof truss and sits over a double height service yard. A third structural solution involves a two storey simple framed structure which fills the remaining east end of the plot.
Floors were only constructed on the second and fifth floors since client Big Yellow would install levels three, four, six and seven using its bespoke mezzanine floor system. The finished building will attract the attention of 80,000 people using the M4 daily.