The proposed development includes construction of a new 264 bed hotel comprising a single basement level, and 7 above ground level floors rising in two blocks within a dis-used former college site. A link bridge structures will be provided to serve as circulation corridor between these accommodation block. All the roofs will also be used as ‘Green roof’ to provide further attenuation as part of the overall SUDs drainage strategy.
As part of the overall review of the build option studies, we have advised a selection of build form for this development and the current proposal is to consider the use of lightweight load bearing steel gauges framing system to be supported off the proposed reinforced concrete transfer structures at both the ground and 1st floors for the two building blocks respectively. With the constraint of the overall footprint, Clarkebond has undertaken option studies on a variety of retaining wall solutions in order to maximise the basement areas ranging from traditional RC walls to contiguous bored CFA in-situ concrete piled perimeter wall as well as the final chosen solution uterlising the interlocking welded steel sheet piling via Giken silent press installation method.
Clarkebond is providing civils, geo-environmental and structural engineering design including additional services such as basement impact assessment and flood risk assessment.