H & H Group Plc invested £4.8m to provide a new Food Hall, 11 industrial units and just under 300 car parking spaces on a newly laid out and Tarmacadam surfaced development site. The Food Hall has been let to Pioneer Foodstore.
Phase 1 involved extensive land reclamation which allowed the site to be redeveloped for light industrial use - £2.4m
Phase 2 involved the construction of the Pioneer store & 11 light industrial units with all associated infrastructure to create 376 car parking spaces - £2.5m
CLIENT: H & H Group Plc (Carlisle) VALUE: £2.4M COMPLETION: May 2018
DURATION: 91 weeks CONTRACT: NEC3 Option A Design and Build with early contractor involvement
Working with our directly employed designers, R.G.Parkins from Kendal, a remediation and enabling strategy was produced which resulted in us appointing two specialist subcontractors.
The first specialist appointed subcontractor was appointed to remediate the existing ground with a cement adding mixing system that increased the strength of the existing ground to allow the construction of a concrete raft foundation for the new buildings. This method was used so as not to run the risk of penetrating the existing aquafer which is situated directly under the site
The second specialist appointed subcontractor was appointed to carry out a general remediation and enabling strategy method for the entire site.
The site had been partially excavated during the 1920’s for clay extraction associated with a nearby brick and tile factory. The site was subsequently filled with household waste, ash and carcasses from the 1967 foot & Mouth outbreak.
The ground investigation showed that there was made ground 5.5m below existing ground levels. Asbestos was found to be present within the landfill site and within the hardcore capping layer. Localised cyanide and naphthalene hot spots were identified. There were also elevated levels of ammonia, hydrocarbons, carbon dioxide and methane. An underground Aquafer was also present.
To view the work carried out by our Building department on this project (Phase 2), click here.