Structural solutions for an iconic building

University of London, Senate House

Senate House is the administrative centre of the University of London. Built in the 1930s the Grade II* listed, Art Deco building designed by Charles Holden, includes a 19-storey Tower.

Pinnacle carried out engineering assessments on the structural works required to change the occupancy use of the upper floors of Senate House to office accommodation and the provision of additional floors within the existing structure. The upper levels of the Tower structure were originally designed for a very specific use – the support of book stacks for the University’s world-famous library.

Sympathetic and appropriate structural solutions

Pinnacle’s years of structural engineering experience enabled us to fully understand and uncover the history and previous modifications of the building over the past 80 years. With this knowledge we could apply sympathetic and appropriate structural solutions to achieve the aspirations of the University and to bring to life one of London’s iconic buildings.

Our chartered structural engineers have an in depth knowledge of surveying buildings of special architectural or historical interest and liaising with external third parties and Heritage consultants.