Our brief

SLS prepared structural designs and drawings for an extension to the restaurant at Next headquarters in Enderby. This involved difficult foundation works with excavations being carried out using vacuum techniques to avoid damage to existing services that were located in the area and to an adjacent fishpond. A steel frame with lightweight robust floors using cold rolled rails was used to reduce the loads on both the existing structure and the foundations. The structure was designed so that it harmonized with the external features of the original building.