Construction is now well underway at the Bridge Garage mixed use development in Cowfold, West Sussex.
We are providing full structural and civil engineering services for the new development, which includes an industrial unit/workshop with ground floor offices at one end. A self-contained residential unit sits over the offices.
The new development was commissioned by Clark Lifting – a supplier of heavy lifting equipment to the construction industry UK-wide – and it will replace a smaller workshop that the company has now outgrown.
The structure is a portal frame, supporting lightweight composite cladding to the roof and workshop walls. The front section has masonry cavity walls with external brickwork cladding.
The first floor consists of steel beams and columns supporting a reinforced concrete composite floor deck. The main east elevation includes large industrial doors and the building has a gantry crane to the full workshop area.
Throughout design and construction, great care has been given to preserving the integrity of existing properties that are situated adjacent to the new development at a significantly higher level.
A new reinforced concrete blockwork retaining wall has been constructed and particular attention has been paid to the sequencing of works to safeguard the stability of any adjacent structures.
The project is progressing well and is on track to be handed over to the client next Spring.
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