The Army & Navy Flyover is a multi-span steel girder bridge with reinforced concrete deck which was built in 1976 to ease traffic flow across the roundabout below. It derives its name from the Army & Navy department store which used to be located there.
Following an inspection report which raised concerns requiring further investigation, the flyover was closed on 11 September 2018. With this important public structure closed for urgent checks, Robert West, working under the instructions of Topbond Plc, responded rapidly to undertake a detailed condition inspection.
One of the first projects delivered through a Joint Venture between St. William and National Grid. Initially Robert West were asked to assist with valuing options for redevelopment of the site, at 107 – 129 Seven Sisters Road, Highbury for a mixed use building with an adjacent National Grid primary substation. The initial brief was aimed at understanding if any significant structural and civil engineering savings could be made and was then extended to detailing foundations before structural and engineering services for Stages 1 – 4 were commissioned.
Robert West provided civil and structural engineering services for a prestigious residential development in the heart of Central London. The scheme comprised deepening of the existing basement to accommodate automatic parking and servicing requirements and 140 residential units over 10 floors.