Veneer Court Tops Out

August 2023
Our newly-promoted senior engineer George Atkinson and our graduate engineer Mayda Ucur represented Whitby Wood at last month’s topping out ceremony for Veneer Court, alongside project team members and guests from Network Homes, London Borough of Hillingdon, Greater London Authority (GLA), John Rowan and Partners, and our client, contractor ARJ Construction.

Veneer Court

Veneer Court — also known as One Vinyl Square — is part of the Old Vinyl Factory development in Hayes, Middlesex, on the site of the former EMI record pressing plant. The eleven-storey U-plan tower is the tallest and final major stage of the whole project. The topping-out ceremony represents a significant milestone as the scheme comes closer to delivering a total of 134 new affordable homes — 57 homes for London Affordable Rent, 58 for Shared Ownership and 19 for London Living Rent.

George commented, “This is the first of several exciting projects we are working on with ARJ, and it was great to get together and celebrate the team’s hard work”.

We joined the project at RIBA Stage 4, and a long lead time allowed us to develop a raft foundation solution that delivered a 50% reduction in embodied carbon compared to a conventional piled foundation.

Veneer Court

Veneer Court is designed by JTP Architects.

photos : Whitby Wood