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Despite the numerous difficulties encountered in unforeseen ground conditions and obstructions, your Site Manager and staff managed and resolved the problems with the minimum of disruption.”



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Projects - Pods, Kingsway Retail Park
Pods, Kingsway Retail Park

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Project:
Pods, Kingsway Retail Park
Location:
Kingsway Retail Park, Derby
Value:
£512k
Client:
Henderson UK Retail Warehouse Fund
Contract:
JCT Design & Build 2011
Duration:
22 Weeks
Architect:
Denning Male Polisano
Structural Engineer:
WSP UK
Planning Supervisor:
GVA Grimley
 
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This was an infill development of three pods adjacent to the entrance of a very busy existing retail park.

 

The development area was created by remodelling the service yard of a neighbouring unit building to maximise the retail footprint on the site.

 

The contract entailed constructing the infrastructure, shell, services and the like including installation of the fully glazed shop frontage.

 

Particular constraints were placed on the construction works due to the volume of vehicular and pedestrian traffic in addition to maintain free access to the neighbouring tenant with the reduced service area.

 

Due to the whole site being built over a disused tip, with high level of contaminants and methane production, the construction form needed to be the least invasive and below ground drainage kept to a minimum.

 

The resultant design included a steel frame structure set on a concrete raft foundation built over the low ground bearing properties of the contaminated ground.

 

A combination of facing brickwork with carefully detailed metal cladding combined to lift the quality of the finished product