AKT II's Design for Europe's largest Biomedical Research Institute

Press release detailing the intricate structural design behind these new medical research laboratories in King's Cross.

Press release article issued by AKT II to detail the complex engineering that went into the Francis Crick Institute for Medical Research in King's Cross, London. Key technical issues included the multi-storey basement in restricted ground, and the superstructure design of four interlinked blocks, overarched by a steel roof. Vibration mitigation was paramount in sensitive laboratory areas, and was achieved through the use of thickened concrete floor slabs. 

The article won the IStructE's Derrington Construction Award in 2015.