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CWA Engineering - Mercia Grange - Civil & Structural Engineering
CWA Engineering - Mercia Grange - Civil & Structural Engineering
CWA Engineering - Mercia Grange - Civil & Structural Engineering

Mercia Grange Care Home

  • Client:
    Octopus Health Care

  • Location:
    Sutton Coldfield

  • Project Value:
    £9m

  • Added Value:
    This project was delivered on the site of a former Garage/Car Showroom. The site was challenging for a number of reasons, due to the site boundary constraints, existing ground conditions and underground obstructions/petrol tanks. The site conditions required CWA to design and detail a reinforced concrete arrangement of ground beams to span over areas of disturbed and ‘loose’ formed ground geology, in order to support the 3-storey masonry and steel frame structure above.

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    Mercia Grange Care Home
Description

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.

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