Buxton Associates were appointed by Mansell Construction Services to carry out the civil and structural engineering design works for Phase 1 of the visitor facilities development.
A raft foundation solution was carefully chosen to limit the depth of excavations above the ground water present at shallow depth in the sandy sub-soils. We worked closely with the specialist timber frame sub-contractor to coordinate interfaces between the substructure and timber frame.
Surface water run-off from the development discharges to an existing watercourse via a new head wall.
Following successful completion of the visitors centre in 2015, we are collaborating with Re-Format Architects on the second phase of the development. Phase 2 comprises the design of a new cafe building and extension of an existing building into which a cycle hire centre will be relocated.