LSJ was commissioned a new build for Horatio’s Garden at Stoke Mandeville Hospital in 2018.
- Client: Boom Construction
- Structural detail by: Mark Ebbs
- Job Duration: February 2018-September 2018
We were asked to design, supply and fit an unusual structure by Boom Construction for a charity funded garden at Stoke Mandeville Hospital. The structure was formed by steel plate ‘wings’ supported on columns but also restrained by torsion rods. These wings were then clad with timber and had window support frames suspended from the ends to create the illusion of a floating structure. The design process was quite complicated, but thanks to our state-of-the-art drawing software, we were able to model the structure and have the sections CNC laser cut for accuracy. The sections had to be welded together at our works, we therefore had to make bespoke transportation frames because of the unusual shape. Due to the difficulty of accessing the work area, we erected the frame using a Spiering mobile tower crane from City Lifting, and used temporary supports to prop the structure up until the torsion rods could be installed and tightened.