Case Study

This Case Study falls under the following sections: Structures, Civils.

Hounds Hill, Blackpool

Client: Balfour Beatty/Modus Properties

Value: £40M

Description:

New Build Extension and Comprehensive Modification to an existing reinforced concrete frame 1970s shopping centre in Blackpool Town Centre.

  • Largest recent retail development in Blackpool town centre
  • Four storey new concrete frame building, including significant demolition and wrap around extension to an existing (operational throughout) shopping centre
  • Post-Tensioned Flat Slab Design for large open structure with limited columns
  • Massive Temporary Works to support demolition works (refer to photo)
  • Roof Top Car Park with limited drainage outlets due to primary retail client scope
  • Foundations : Secant Piling, Traditional Auger Piling, Mini-Piling
  • Traditional RC frame for sloped site to overcome mall levels and existing features
  • Large footprint secant piled wall basement structure & extensive temporary works
  • Works undertaken over a live high pressure water main
  • Integrated Car Park Upgrade, Steel Frame Carpark Access Tower, Plant Deck

Betts Associates role as Principal Consulting Engineer covered all aspects of Civil and Structural Engineering associated with such a complex and bespoke development with many design parameters in a live shopping centre town location.

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  • Post-Tensioned Flat Slab Design for large open structure with limited columns
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  • Integrated Car Park Upgrade, Steel Frame Carpark Access Tower, Plant Deck
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