The project comprised the design and construction of four new retail units on an existing brownfield site.
Initial works included site clearance and demolition of the existing building, with imported fill to bring site levels up to the required flood level. Substructures are piled foundations with in-situ pile caps, ground beams and concrete ground floor, complete with all internal drainage.
Superstructures are steel framed with a total area of 2,652m2. External facades are a mixture of brick facings, render panels and metal cladding complete with feature louvres, and roof cladding.
There were limited internal works comprising some M&E and partitions but essentially the units were constructed to shell only condition.
The external works comprised 278 works to form a new junction onto the existing carriageway, 148 car parking spaces and manoeuvring areas, landscaping and lighting. A new foul and storm sewer system, complete with attenuation, was installed beneath the car park areas with a headwall discharge point to the river.
Works also included the construction of a new pedestrian bridge over the River Biss to link the site with adjacent leisure facilities. We developed a Site Environmental Management Plan to minimise the risk of pollution to the river through run-off or contamination from site materials.