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, 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.
With regards to highway implications, HSP’s Traffic & Transport team were appointed for the preparation of a Transport Statement and Residential Travel Plan to accompany the planning application. The site is located within the City Centre and the emphasis of the study was on managing person trips and parking, which is limited.