Site conditions posed multiple challenges in respect of both design and construction including:
- Contamination related to the historic use of the site as a brewery
- The presence of both recorded and unrecorded deep wells again related to the historic brewery requiring foundations to be designed to bridge the wells which had to be retained
- Rock outcrops encountered during the contiguous piling operations resulted in the re-design of basement areas and foundation strategy.
The design of the basement and below ground areas to introduce natural light was carefully developed and co-ordinated with the architect.
areas to introduce natural light was carefully developed and co-ordinated with the architect.