- Client: City Square Developments Limited
- Sector: Commercial
- Value: £17m
- Location: Yorkshire & Humber
- Theme: Sustainability
- Services: Pre-Construction, Construction Support
In its latest incarnation, this Grade II listed building will be transformed to provide seven floors of prime Grade A Offices.
The former cinema and dancehall has been altered several times before and was partially destroyed by fire in 2014. With limited structural information to work with, a flexible approach to construction is essential.
The structure required significant work to strengthen its foundations before we could progress. We developed an underpinning scheme to help stabilise the foundations.
Keeping the job moving
While the existing foundations were being strengthened to allow for a crane installation, we used a conveyor system to remove excavated material from the basement.
We developed an alternative foundation design which removed 120 piles, speeding up the programme.
A 9-tonne piling rig was lowered into the basement using a temporary works system designed by our in-house specialists.
The façade retention scheme was adapted as the structural limitations of the existing building became clear.