This industrial-scale storage and distribution warehouse is one of the largest of its kind in the country.
This development comprised a 93,000m² storage and distribution warehouse, 5,000m² of office space and 50,000m² of hardstanding with parking for 175 HGVs and 530 cars.
A large scale earthworks operation was required to level the ground and create the vast plateau on which the building and hardstandings were being constructed.
Our in-house Design Group kept a watching brief on the geotechnical aspects of the scheme throughout the site preparation, advising on the earthworks strategy, the design of the stabilised material and settlement monitoring.
Under an alternative more cost-effective foul drainage solution developed by our team, an on-site treatment plant was built, avoiding the need for wastewater to be pumped 2.5km to the nearest treatment station.
Our aspiration to achieve a neutral cut and fill balance meant that, despite the volumes involved in the earthworks, no material went off site.
With water from the site running into a tributary of the River Nene, and the presence downstream of Sites of Special Scientific Interest, we worked closely with Anglian Water and the Environment Agency to ensure the water achieved the right quality prior to release.