Embankment Way was our fifth project with this particular client and comprises the design and construction of a 21-unit light industrial/commercial business park in Ringwood, incorporating new vehicular accesses from Embankment Way, hard landscaping and car parking together with associated aisles and footpaths.
On this site, there are four main buildings which are split into smaller spaces providing 21 single storey units with provision for mezzanines to be included in the future, if required. The primary structure is a structural steel portal frame, with a combination of traditional masonry and cladding to all elevations. Due to the relatively poor ground conditions and high-water table, the foundation solution provided was piles with reinforced pads and ground beams.
The site is positively drained by gravity to the existing local authority system within Embankment Way, with the surface water being attenuated on site to limit the flow to rates agreed with the local utility provider.
The project was let as a design and build contract and Calcinotto were novated across to the Main Contractor, Glossbrook Builders, after having represented the client up to tender stage.
Calcinotto provided both civil and structural engineering consultancy services for this project.