West Hendon Groundworks and Infrastructure
Groundworks and infrastructure for West Hendon regeneration project
- Demolition, site clearance, removal of existing foundations
- 18,000 m3 of earthworks and remediation
- Permanent and temporary sheet piling
- Tower crane bases
- Reinforced concrete basement and podium deck
- Groundworks, foundations, substructures, drainage
- Adoptable drainage and S278 access improvements
- External works; block paving, surfacing, slabbing
Barratt Homes, in partnership with London Borough of Barnet and Metropolitan Housing Trust, undertook a large project to rejuvenate the 1960’s West Hendon estate. The multi-phase development for over 2000 new homes along with new roads, schools, and commercial spaces would provide residents with lakeside living within 25 minutes of Central London. We were approached by Barratt Homes to deliver commercial groundworks on phase 2 of the project.
The works on site commenced in August 2011 with demolition, site clearance and removal of existing structures. This was followed by excavation works to make way for the installation of a reinforced concrete basement.
The volume of the excavation dig expected at 10,000m3 rose to 18,000m3. We reacted fast, expanded capacity to accommodate the change and moved ahead with the build of the reinforced concrete basement and all the proprietary systems for the planned underground carpark. Works were carried out on schedule in preparation for the construction of a podium deck and completion within the anticipated strict 20-week programme. The impressive reinforced concrete structure - 1800m2 in size - was waterproofed and finished, ready for the next phase; the completion of an 85m tall tower apartment by Barratt London.
Within four weeks all drainage works were completed and connected to the mains, along with a 60mx3m wide retaining gabion wall. The tie-in detail under an S278 agreement on Cool Oak Lane proceeded without incidents.