Green Man Lane – Structural EngineeringEaling

The Jigsaw Development forms part of the ongoing regeneration of the Green Man Lane Estate in Ealing.

The scheme comprises 770 new mixed-tenure dwellings, community facilities, retail space and a primary school.

Working in collaboration with award-winning Architect Conran & Partners, the project is a 50:50 joint venture between Rydon and A2 Dominion, to transform the existing estate into an attractive and sustainable community. Demolition of 464 homes allowed for construction of new properties for affordable rent, shared ownership and outright sale.

Ridge prepared documentation to support the planning application and carried out full design services to prepare construction information.

Ridge produced the engineering drawings using Revit 3D modelling which enabled collaborative working between the design teams.

  • £155 million

    Project value

  • 770

    New mixed-tenure dwellings

  • 464

    New flats

The project required the development of ‘hybrid’ temporary / permanent structures and complex civil and structural engineering enabling works. This facilitated the phased construction to the existing busy community which remained fully functional during construction.

Ridge designed all the reinforced concrete frames, adopting Finite Element Analysis (FEA) for a fully value-engineered solution.

The site featured several complexities including the requirement to retain all services for the existing blocks during the construction stages, requiring the development of highly efficient foundation solutions.

Ridge proposed a mixture of structural materials, ranging from timber frame through to reinforced concrete and steel frames, utilising state of the art structural analysis methods to maximise structural efficiency and enhance the Architectural forms.