Residential sector project

Please find a selection of projects that HSP Consulting Engineers have undertaken in the Residential sector. Do not hesitate to contact us for further information.

Aidan House Student Accommodation

Client: Kier Interserve

Location: Newcastle

Value: £9.0 Million

Project overview

Aidan House, an office block built on a landfill and former site of battery and asbestos works, was to be refurbished for use as student accommodation. The building was constructed in the 1960s and it was unlikely to contain gas protection measures, despite the risk of ground gas generation from the landfill. As limited new construction was proposed, continuous gas monitoring using a Gas Clam monitoring instrument was carried out by HSP.

In addition, a small extension for an entrance porch was proposed. A ground investigation, including gas monitoring, was carried out which identified elevated levels of numerous contaminants. These were successfully mitigated.

With regards to structural work, HSP were involved in the undertaking of a full structural survey and the design of a feature two storey front extension. The front extension consisted of a steel frame with in-situ concrete meta deck flooring and a lightweight metal deck roof to house the main reception, café and study / break out areas.

HSP were also commissioned to carry out a CCTV drainage survey at the site.

Transport Assessment: Aidan House

Client: Aidan House Developments Limited

Preparation of a Transport Statement and Residential Travel Plan for the proposed redevelopment of an office building for student accommodation units. The site is located within the City Centre and the emphasis of the study was on managing person trips and parking, which is limited.

Marco Island – Huntingdon St, Nottingham

Contractor: Ashford Construction

Client: Flambards

Architect: Franklin Ellis

Value: £20 million

Project overview

£20 million steel framed extension in Nottingham City Centre, including restaurants, conference facilities, 300 car parking spaces and ground floor retail units.

Challenge: 11 storey vertical on top of an existing 3 storey building, including moving the main stairs and lift shafts within the existing structure.

HSP Solution: Was viable, creative and also provided the client with the best value for money.

Oasis House, Northampton

Project overview

HSP Consulting’s structural division were commissioned to prepare and design the structural framework of a residential housing facility known as Oasis House which was subsequently completed in 2012, and is situated in the center of Northampton. Oasis House caters for the homeless population of Northampton, providing 39 self contained apartments and nine emergency units. In addition to the accommodation provided, the site is inclusive of facilities such as: a day care centre, employment support and an arts and crafts centre. 

Eastern Boulevard – Leicester

Client: Megaclose Ltd

Contractor: Tolent Plc

Architect: Maber Associates

Project overview

£14 million 22 storey in-situ concrete framed student accommodation with attached 4/2 storey loadbearing masonry block.

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The Junxion – St Mark’s Street, Lincoln

Client: Bournston Developments Ltd

Contractor: North Midland Construction

Architect: Perry & Bell

Project overview

£15 million 10 storey steel framed apartment block on piled foundations in a confined City Centre location. This site was heavily contaminated and Bio-Remediation was adopted.

Challenge: Highly contaminated site. Confined City Centre location. Poor ground conditions.

HSP Solution: Bioremediation was adopted to neutralise the high level of diesel contamination on the site and pre-cast driven piles were utilised.

Archer Building Phase I & Phase II – Nottingham

Client: Thomas Fish

Contractor: Thomas Fish

Architect: Franklin Ellis

Project overview

Phase I – A 3 storey extension on top of the existing BT Building which was also converted into Student Accommodation. Phase II – £8 million steel framed 11 storey extension to existing building.

Challenge: Unusual shape and changes in the levels.

HSP Solution: A 3D modelling package was used to design the scheme.

Gadbury Fold – Wigan

Client: Longport Property

Contractor: Carillion

Architect: Civil Eng Scheme

Project overview

£8 million, 600 unit Housing and Community Centre project.

Challenge: Complex remediation scheme with varied and poor ground conditions and the added issues of disused mine shafts and 12-metre deep pit.

HSP Solution: HSP proposed to remove 750,000 cubic metres of ground and create a suitable plateau and mine shafts remediated. Process also removed contamination across site area.

The Canalside, Student Accommodation – Birmingham

Client: Derwent Housing Association

Contractor: Morgan Ashurst

Architect: Church Lucas

Project overview

£18 million 8 storey loadbearing masonry student accommodation.

Woodgate – Loughborough

Client: William Davies Ltd

Architect: Franklin Ellis

Project overview

£5 million student accommodation scheme.

Villiers Road – Nottingham

Client: Chase Holmes Plc

Contractor: Chase Norton Ltd

Architect: The Lapworth Partnership

Value: £3 million

Project overview

£1.5 million 4 storey loadbearing masonry apartment block.

Smalley Manor

Client: Peveril Homes

Location: Smalley, Ilkeston, Derbyshire

Project overview

HSP carried out a ground investigation for a development of 200 homes in Derbyshire which extends over an area of opencast coal mining. A Coal Mining Risk Assessment was produced by HSP which identified a risk to the development from backfilled opencast workings.

To locate the extent of the backfill the ground investigation comprised 41 boreholes and 44 trial pits were carried out across the site. HSP provided accurate limits for the deep made ground to ensure the most effective foundations were used for each plot, both to limit cost to the developer and prevent damage to the new homes.

HSP have also been able to provide ongoing support, visiting site regularly throughout the construction phase when unexpected ground conditions have been uncovered.

Student Accommodation – Buxton

Client: Derby College

Contractor: Bluestone / Morgan Ashurst

Architect: Church Lucas

Project overview

£9 million load bearing masonry structure.

Challenge: Site had Japanese knott weed. 

HSP Solution: Utilised progressive collapse to ensure the stability of the masonry structure, used as an alternative to steel frame, which saved around £2 million and completed the project within budget.

Student Accommodation – Leicester City Centre

Contractor: Hallam Construction Ltd

Architect: Sutherland Craig

Project Manager: AYH Projects

Project overview

£9 million 7/8 storey student accommodation scheme with structural steel frame.