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Intelligent Engineering

Bennerley Avenue

November 9th, 2022test


Bennerley Avenue is the £14m development of a new Specialist Care facility, together with inclusive communal amenities on the former Bennerley Ormiston Academy site in Ilkeston, Derbyshire. The project consists of a 40-bed specialist care wing and supporting accommodation, located in generous gardens. The building provides a café and hairdressers serving residents and the wider community. As a new and vibrant hub for the community, the project also includes a much-improved football pitch, in line with Sports England requirements, to provide the local area with a first-class community sporting facility. The project was funded by Derbyshire County Council, designed by Glancy Nicholls Architects, and constructed by Wates.

Project Ansty, Meggitt

July 2nd, 2020test

The new £130m state of the art manufacturing facility for an internationally renound aerospace and defence group.
The manufacturing hall comprises of 330,000 sqft steel portal frame building and 110,000 sqft offices split over 2 floors.
The new facility will see the aerospace firm centralise its operations. Foundations will be mass concrete bases on pre-prepared platform to form a balanced cut and fill plateu.
The drainage strategy has free discharge to a site wide system including attenuation ponds outside the site boundary.

Melton Mowbray Cattle Market

July 2nd, 2020test

The scheme consisted of a brand-new state of the art facility that is fully compliant with modern animal welfare standards.
The main pennage building consists of 5 continuous bays of different span duo-pitch portal frames, while the sales rings are formed of 1 mono-pitch portal frame span perpendicular to that of the main building.
The pennage area is both clad on the perimeter and split into segregated areas internally by precast concrete panels. To enable easy entry of livestock from the external yard the one gable end of the building is completely open.
Also included in this project was a new increased width access road, calf drop off lane and external concrete service yard and drop off zone.
Both the existing storm and foul water systems needed to be diverted and renewed as part of the development.
Melton Mowbray Cattle Market has a unique feel to it with its 1000-year history and town centre presence.

Cransley Park, Kettering

October 23rd, 2018test

For this project, full drainage models were created for both the storm and foul, incorporating the restricted discharge rates for the storm and resulting attenuation requirements. Due to the nature of the project, siphonic drainage was specified to enable the maximum efficiency in distributing the flows from the roof areas to the proposed drainage. Petrol interceptors were sized and specified for the project, ensuring that only clean storm flows outfall to the existing watercourse. CWA worked alongside the design team discussing ground improvement, enabling works & infrastructure requirements and as part of the initial design. The team subsequently carried out tender designs for all of the civil and structural engineering aspects coordinating with the wider team during tender period.

After the tender stage CWA were novated to the successful contractor and have carried out detailed design for all non-specialist design items whilst assisting coordination with the specialist items such as the dock levellers and precast stair cases.

Granville Lofts, Birmingham

June 28th, 2018test

This seven storey apartment block consists of 119 new homes constructed on a long standing derelict site in the centre of Birmingham.

The site challenges consisted of building within an existing basement and constructing very close to the existing Rail Tunnel. This involved extensive liaison with Network Rail to ensure the integrity of their asset throughout the build.

Mell Square, Solihull

June 28th, 2018test

Supporting IM Properties in managing and improving their property portfolio in and around Mell Square, Solihull.

Projects vary from refurbishments and extensions to demolitions and new builds.

Carluccio’s is a £2m four storey mixed use office space over the ground floor restaurant using composite weston beams to create a column free space.

Poplar Mall extension is a two storey extension to an existing insitu core frame. A steel frame solution using PCU’s for the floor plate was used to reduce erection time and any potential disruptions to the working service yard.

Mercia Grange Care Home

June 28th, 2018test

The 3-storey main building was constructed as a load bearing masonry construction with areas of steel transfer frame, built on an arrangement of trench fill and reinforced ground beam foundations.

The building comprises of 67 care bedrooms with communal lounge, activity and dining areas, within a large open plan environment, achieved by adopting the use of a steel transfer frame supporting bedrooms over.

This new extra care facility comprises of 70 apartments, along with supporting communal facilities in the form of lounge areas, dining space, salon, laundry, and staff offices and facilities.

In addition to this there are 10 separate bungalows that have been designed in accordance with lifetime homes that have their own private gardens with access to the communal facilities provided in the adjacent extracare building.

The development is situated off Greenhill in Burcot, Bromsgrove and comprises a new 54-bedroom residential care home within the grounds of the existing Burcot Grange care home.

The new home has been designed to complement the existing accommodation for residents with specific care needs, including dementia patients. The building is a 2-storey load bearing masonry structure with localised steel transfer elements. The first-floor construction is formed of pre-cast concrete planks whilst the ground floor is formed from a combination of a ground bearing slab and a suspended beam and block floor system. The roof structure comprises sections of pitched roofs formed with timber trusses and sections of flat roof. The foundation solution is traditional mass concrete strip footings.

Emerson Grange, Hextable, Kent

November 6th, 2017test

The project includes the redevelopment of an existing care home site to provide a 77 bed care home and 41 extracare apartments in three separate buildings. The buildings will be situated in the heart of Hextable Village and provides an opportunity to revitalise the site and provide a modern purpose built facility.

The buildings are three to four storey’s constructed of a timber frame in order to minimise the structural load and provide a lightweight solution, yet reduce construction time. The buildings are clad in brickwork and are supported on a series of mass concrete strip foundations in the underlying chalk strata to safely transfer the loading into the ground.
The care home incorporates a retaining wall partway along the ground floor to help the building sit within the sloping site.