Work started on Plymouth residential development with doctors' surgery

Work has started on a new development on former car park site at West Hoe, Plymouth, which will provide a doctors’ surgery, apartments and four-bedroom townhouses.

Clarkebond are providing civil and structural design services on the £5m 4-storey Pier Street Surgery development which will consist of a doctors’ surgery on the lower two floors and 6 private residential flats in the two floors above. The building will be steel framed with precast concrete floors and the top storey will be constructed in timber frame. Adjacent to the doctors’ surgery, there will be 8 terraced four bedroom town houses, also designed by Clarkebond, which will be of traditional construction with masonry walls and timber floors and roofs.

The whole site is being piled due to the depths of made ground on the site which was turned into a car park after the printing works that was previously there suffered large scale bomb damage during the war.

Clarkebond is providing drainage services for the project which requires the installation of an attenuation tank to limit the flows of surface water off site into the public sewer network.

The site is very tight, and all useable space is to be taken up by the development. It is also located close to the surrounding residential properties therefore Clarkebond will be working closely with the contractor to ensure that the design and methods of construction are sympathetic to the limited working space and close residential properties.

The doctors surgery will provide much needed additional space and new facilities for the area and the development is due to be completed in July 2018.

Engineers: Clarkebond
Architect: Mitchell Architects
Contractor: West Hoe Development