This major residential scheme in the City of London also houses an annexe to The Guildhall School of Music & Drama.
The 36-storey Milton Court tower provides 285 luxury apartments along with a world-class annexe to the internationally renowned Guildhall School of Music & Drama. The residential units include a mix of highly specified studios, apartments, panoramics and penthouses.
Occupying two basement levels and the first six floors of the development, the annexe houses a music and drama school. Facilities include a 609-seat concert hall, a 225-seat theatre, a studio theatre, rehearsal rooms and a TV studio suite.
Operating on a restricted site with limited access, self-climbing tower cranes were used to construct the 120m high structure.
To deliver the high standards of finish required throughout the development, an extensive samples approval process was implemented which resulted in full mock-ups being constructed off site.
To meet the specified acoustic requirements within the school’s rehearsal and performance spaces, box in box construction techniques were used, with lessons learnt on the Kings Place concert hall project applied to the scheme.
To improve safety and keep traffic flowing, we worked with the City of London to implement a one-way system around the site.
Measures to contain noise ranged from altering the piling methodology in some areas, to working with our subcontractors to implement the use of low-noise equipment. In addition, sound suppressing acoustic panels were incorporated into the site hoardings.
The contract builds on our relationship with the client for whom we constructed the eight-storey 40-66 Queen Victoria Street office development in the City of London.
The exceptional standard of site management on the project was recognised with a Pride in the Job Seal of Excellence Award from the National House Building Council.
The scheme received a Highly Commended Gold Award and the Access Award from the City of London Considerate Contractor Scheme. The development also won Gold at the Considerate Constructors Scheme National Site Awards 2012 and 2014 and Silver in 2011.