Located in the Manor Royal Business District adjacent to Gatwick Airport, the new development offered a fresh and modern space for potential businesses.
Original concrete slabs and sub-slabs were present on the brownfield site along with foundations and a live sewer passing along one boundary. Making full use of the site boundaries and making allowance for the live sewer, a ground remediation strategy was used to improve the site before construction of the steel framed building.
As a BREEAM Excellent job with a limited initial target score we worked with the client team to achieve compliance in additional areas.
By utilising a ground improvement strategy and crushing pre-existing concrete we were able to provide a cost effective solution to an otherwise expensive situation by retaining the maximum amount of materials on site and making use of them in the construction process.
The incorporation of a subdividing wall and separate yards with independent access has allowed the building to be marketed as two properties whilst maintaining the ability for it to be used as one unit in the future.
The finished building replicates the high-quality design and delivery expected by the client.