Site ground conditions required a piled foundation solution to be adopted. Precast piles, installed to depths in excess of 40m were utilised to support the suspended ground slab and superstructure.
Foul drainage systems were connected to the existing site drainage system, with local pumping stations adopted into the design due to the constraints of the existing drainage levels. The existing site foul drainage system was upgraded as part of the works to provide a new biodisc treatment, replacing historic septic tanks at the site. SEPA approvals were sought to reflect the updated drainage proposals for the site.
A new surface water drainage system, adopting SUD’s proposals were designed into the build including the use of new car parking areas for attenuation and treatment of water, re-using existing site discharge.
Early engagement and dialogue with each of Laboratory Teams facilitated the M&E designs to be developed to meet both immediate and future requirements.