Shard Place

The 29 storey residential development located in the heart of London.

Form First involvement included design of: 3.8m wide gantry supporting 450mm slab and selection of drop beams (maximum depth 1500mm), support to level 1 and 2 slabs encased in between complex grid of steel truss girders and temporary bracings as well as comprehensive falsework support to remaining 25 levels of post tension slabs.


Kings Cross T2

The 415,000 square feet corporate headquarters for Facebook.

Form First provided comprehensive falsework design to this large project. All four blocks S1, S2, N1, N2 were being constructed at the same time which required constant design support while structure was being erected. The post tension slabs required high quality finishes which was taken into account during design and achieved by site during construction.


Twickenham Station Redevelopment

115 New Homes Created Over The Mainline Railway

Form First delivered design solutions to support post tension slabs. Due to stressing sequence some parts of the falsework were required to remain in place supporting three levels of the building. This in addition to parts of the structure being encased in steel truss girders and running above live rail presented us with various challenges as far construction methodology and overall stability is concerned.

Formwork Projects


Within past years Form First have provided formwork design services to many large or iconic projects. Below is the list of some prestigious projects we worked on



61 apartment scheme and part of the King’s Cross transformation project

A building has been constructed as a concrete frame. All elements are traditional reinforced concrete. As upper level thermal break balconies were located outside of lower level slabs a special consideration have been given by Form First team, to support balconies in leg for leg arrangement

Kings Cross R3
The Marshall Building

London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

Form First provided falsework design to restricted space basement areas B1 and podium slabs as well as level 1 slab encased in between existing precast column tree heads and beams. During construction of basement slabs a complex grid of temporary struts were being present which created a design challenge that has been solved by Form First design team.

Lancer Square

A high-end residential project on a challenging site of London’s Kensington

Form First involvement included falsework design to: basement slabs B1 and B2; superstructure blocks 1-3. As structure was built in top-down method as well as number of temporary rakers and struts were present during the construction - specifically planned work sequence was required to allow for safe erection and removal of equipment. The development includes 51 private and affordable residential apartments, a new office building with shops and cafés at ground level and the introduction of a landscaped public courtyard

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