CONSTRUCTION SITE ENABLING

Value and Sustainable Engineering Solutions

WILLMOTT DIXON & GENR8, ROCHDALE RIVERSIDE. £1.1M

Construction site enabling

The Civils and Remediation team were awarded Phase 1 of the remediation and site-wide enabling package for the significant 200,000 sq ft retail and leisure redevelopment of the town centre at Rochdale Riverside. Works commenced with the site clearance for the breaking and crushing of surfacing and concrete slabs and the removal of relic foundations to -3 and in some areas -4m. Part of the remediation was to agree a re-use strategy on site and deal with the Asbestos and hydrocarbon contamination of soils, as a Geotechnical improvement and provide a significant cost saving and deletion of piling. The C&R team proposed to re-engineer 50% of the site to 180kn capacity, whilst undertaking removal of relic foundations with Cut and Fill and re-profiling the site, working around existing stats that were managed by the main contractor.

THE C&R TEAM UNDERTOOK THIS WORK AS DESIGN AND BUILD CONTRACTOR INCLUDING PROVISION OF AGREEMENT OF REMEDIATION AND ALL SITE WIDE ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING.

Remediation and geotechnical improvements up to 6 m deep, including for de-watering

The Phase 1 Cinema Area was remediated to 6m deep to allow for unforeseen obstruction and tunnels in and around an existing river bed. Phase 1 consisted of early provision of new road line, provision of Cinema Block for piling and provision of stabilised fill through the mid-section of the site named the North and South Block. Work was completed on time and handed back to the main contractor for follow on ground works activities. With Phase 1 complete this allows the main contractor to remove the remainder of the stats constraints on site to allow the remainder of the Geotech and remediation works to phase 2 to be progressed by C&R for provision of a multi-story car park and further retail build.