The Litmus Building forms Phase 1 of the larger Litmus complex which at the time was largest residential new-build project of its type to be built in Nottingham. The Litmus complex is built on a key site within Nottingham's Eastside regeneration zone and features 296 one and two bedroom apartments, all with balconies or terraces, with multi level basement car parking, a gymnasium, a pool, sauna, steam rooms and a 24 hour a day concierge reception.
BWB provided engineering services to the client prior to novation to the contractor Laing O'Rourke and were instrumental in the development of the design to accommodate significant and challenging site constraints. These included deep basement construction adjacent to the public highway and major electrical substations, and the need to minimise floor to floor zones to maximise the number of apartments that could be accommodated within the overall "right of light" restricted building height.
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