Barbican Concrete Repairs

Barbican Estate

Structural Renovations secured a further phase of concrete repair work at the Barbican Estate in June 2018. The works include the 3No. tower blocks, 11No. terrace blocks and 9No. underground car park areas.

Similar to previous phases that Structural Renovations have completed the works involve repairing defective bush-hammered and fair-faced concrete surfaces, using specialist hand-placed mortars, approved by our client, the Corporation of London and English Heritage.

In additional we are contracted to complete resin-injection to seal ongoing leaks from podium areas, together with the installation anodic protection, to control corrosion within the buried steel reinforcement.

The works are being accessed by various means, including abseiling for the towers and terraces, scaffold for isolated structures and lightweight aluminium mobile tower within the car parks.

The entire estate is Grade II listed due to it being one of London’s principal examples of Brutalist Architecture but meaning any necessary repairs are to be carried our sensitively, so as not to detract from the original design ethos of the architects, Chamberlain, Powell & Bon.

The project is due for completion in May 2019.

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