V&A East Museum at Stratford Waterfront, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

V & A East Museum

Stratford Waterfront, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park


Market Sector: Museums

Client: London Legacy Development Corporation

Engineer: AKT II

Main Contractor: Mace

V & A East Museum, located at Stratford Waterfront, will display its world-famous Fashion and Design collection at this unique and iconic geometrical structure.

 7 complex steel based-nodes, weighing up to 14  tonnes each and 7 metres in height have been erected to support the unique exterior cladding.  The scope of the Bourne Steel work includes an extremely complex structural steel frame and secondary steelwork supporting a multi-faceted façade, ‘star’ shaped welded nodes, onsite welded column splices at node level (for blast design), elaborate façade bracketry on the tubular columns, in addition to vertical and horizontal trusses between level one and two, 14 metres in length , weighing up to 8 tonnes.

The high-spec design also includes intumescent fire protection and decorative finishes, precast floor slabs, bespoke precast biscuit slabs with structural toppings, holo-rib metal decking and four very complex stair structures from ground to level five, shaped to match the geometric structure.   The works will continue throughout 2021 on a further three levels, comprising of steel framing, stair structures and a plant roof frame on top of level five.  The roof frame is a design and build element that will comprise of a light steel frame supporting plant deck flooring and a perimeter walkway.