One Nine Elms, London

One Nine Elms will be a mixed-use (hotel & residential) development on the south bank of the River Thames with a total project value of approx £300 million.

SOLVE were commissioned by the Concrete contractor, to complete the 3D RC detailing package of the 3 storey basement structure, up to and including ground floor level, which is being built using top down construction methods.

The design of the reinforcement elements was extremely complex, but our 3D rebar models helped the site team visualise any potential problems very early on in the project. These preliminary models were then used extensively for the design development of the reinforcement before we completed the final detailed construction drawings and schedules. This allowed the final reinforcement layouts to take into account the complex construction methods, sequences and fixing preferences while still achieving the main consultant's design intent requirements.

This process ensured the rebar would fit as planned and reduced the amount of cutting and changes that would normally be expected on a project of this complexity, therefore minimising delays and costs and maintaining a very high level of health and safety. 3D models were issued alongside every 2D drawing and made available to all parties involved.