A new five-storey concrete frame student centre will create a focal point for Oxford Brookes University. It will house the university’s main library, the student union and a lecture theatre, along with teaching rooms, retail areas and catering facilities.
Oikos’ bulk liquid storage terminal on Canvey Island is a strategic part of the United Kingdom’s infrastructure for fuel distribution. Oikos have operated on Canvey Island for over 70 years and, under new ownership, the terminal is currently undergoing major redevelopment. As part of this work an ageing jetty needed to be upgraded.
A new medical centre has opened in East Cowes on the Isle of Wight as part of the town’s regeneration scheme. The centre is located at Church Path near the recently completed Town Square and replaces the existing surgery located in York Road.
RSA Geotechnics was requested by Renewable Energy Systems (RES) Limited to carry out inspections of the formation level of the turbine foundation excavations at the Jack’s Lane Wind Farm site. Six turbines (T1 to T6) were planned at the site and construction of the turbine foundations took place during the summer of 2014.
The Millennium Village project is a sustainable new community located on the eastern side of the Greenwich Peninsula. The scheme is being developed by Greenwich Millennium Village, a consortium comprising Countryside Properties and Taylor Wimpey working closely with the GLA and Moat Housing Group.
Suffolk County Council was keen to relocate from their existing highway depot at Great Blakenham and needed to increase their salt stock piles. Having purchased land on the Whitehouse Industrial Estate in Ipswich the local authority set about procuring a new salt barn as part of a £3.5m redevelopment of the site.
RSA Geotechnics were involved in a geotechnical site investigation at the site of a proposed development for Fulbourn Hospital, Cambridge, to establish whether any solution features existed beneath the site. The site was underlain by Zig Zag Chalk and the client was concerned that there may be solution features beneath the site.
RSA Geotechnics were requested to carry out monitoring of a failed embankment side slope on the A130 in Essex. The slip occurred on the northbound side of the road to the north of Monument Bridge. Monument Bridge carries the A130 over the railway line that runs between Southend Victoria Station and London.
RSA Geotechnics were recently instructed to undertake a ground investigation at a site in north London that had encountered severe surface cracking during an exceptionally dry summer. The investigation area was located behind a wooden retaining wall on a sloped embankment. Cracks up to 100mm wide had opened up along the bank affecting the gardens of six newly constructed residential homes.
A ground investigation was carried out by RSA Geotechnics for The Crown Estate in relation to installation of two 1200mm diameter pipes for foul and surface water sewers, beneath a railway cutting at a site in Thetford, Norfolk.