Whilst the completed development of 34 houses and flats is in keeping with the local surroundings, the project was a masterpiece of team liaison and engineering in order to provide an affordable development for the end client, Guinness Trust, on a severely constrained site.
Tully De’Ath and Rydon Construction were awarded a Construction Best Practice Award in 2001 for excellence in teamworking and procurement for the site.
Tully De’Ath overcame the following constraints:
- Severely contaminated site and geotechnical constraints including poor ground.
- Located in major flood plain.
- Major sewer crossing the site requiring access at all times to ensure ease of maintenance. Its presence dictated special adaptations to the foundation design.
- Ancient watercourse crossing the site was redirected and new outfall constructed in the River Ouse with flap valve flood protection.
- Existing and new drainage system designed to accommodate tidal storage to 50 year return period and the combination of high tides and rainfall.
- CFA piling was utilized to minimize the risk of contamination of the chalk aquifer.
‘…awarded a Construction Best Practice Award in 2001 for excellence in team working and procurement.’