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Skegness Retail Park, Lincolnshire

A new shopping complex in Burgh Road which will be joined by Aldi, Pets at Home, a Marks and Spencer foodhall, B&M and a Marston’s pub and restaurant. This phase started when Skegness Town AFC relocated to Wainfleet Road, The works included the reduced level dig of the existing football pitch and demolition of the old club house and outbuildings.

There has been an introduction of an Aldi Food store unit (19,000 sq ft), an M&S unit (15,000sq ft), a B&M unit (25,000 sq ft) and a Pets at Home unit (5,000 sq ft).

The units are steel framed buildings sitting on Controlled Modulus Columns (CMC) that are cladded with composite panels, brickwork and shopfront glazing.

The Aldi unit has a large section of James & Taylor Terracotta rain screen cladding. External works included section 278 works, the provision of 227 car parking spaces in tarmacadam and permeable paving, car park lighting and street furniture.

Controlled Modulus Columns (CMC) has been used to improve the soil characteristics of a compressible soil layer on a building perimeter scale, which reduces compressibility by use of semi-rigid soil reinforcement columns.

Unlike other piling solutions that are designed to support the entire load of the structure, CMC increases the stiffness of the soil mass to the building footprint reducing both total and differential settlements by sharing the load of the structure between the soils and the CMCs. Part of the load of a structure is transferred to the underlying layers through the Controlled Modulus Columns. The improved soil mass thus behaves as a composite soil/cement ground improvement system with enhanced stiffness characteristics.

The permeable paving system offers SuDS source control benefits: attenuation prior to gradual release to the main drain, water quality benefits due to filtration and the potential for significant above ground attenuation on site due to the planar nature of the surface and incorporation of surrounding kerbing.

The preliminary calculations indicate that a surface water storage volume of 535m3 is required within the permeable paved car park area to provide the appropriate level of attenuation. The preliminary event is 40.7 litres per second which offers a reduction on the existing mean annual peak discharge rate.
This phase was delivered on time and within budget.

The new shopping complex which will create around 200 jobs in total.

Role

  • Structural Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Flood Risk Assessment

Client

Quora (Skegness) Ltd

Contractor

Jessops Construction

Architect

West Hart Partnership Ltd

Project Description

A new shopping complex in Burgh Road which will be joined by Aldi, Pets at Home, a Marks and Spencer foodhall, B&M and a Marston's pub and restaurant.

Value

£6.05m

Duration

41 weeks

Completion

2018

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