This project comprised of a high-end mixed-use development on an urban brownfield site. Historic use of the site as a pub with beer cellar, combined with soft ground and projecting footings from adjoining buildings added to the complexity of the reinforced concrete raft solution.
After presenting several scheme options, a reinforced concrete frame was proposed to achieve an open-plan ground floor storey. This acted as a podium to construct the residential flats above in load bearing masonry and suspended timber floors. This afforded benefits to the robustness detailing of the upper floors and allowed the main contractor to progress with few specialists required.
|M&E Engineer||Trinity Consultants|