The Boatyard

Cavanna Homes, Plymouth

A development of 53 units enjoying a waterfront location on The Old Wharf at Oreston. Following the demolition and clearance of the former boatyard and a contaminate remediation exercise, TWP were engaged to design the building substructures for the house units. Following close liaison with the Geotechnical Engineers it was decided to put forward a Load Transfer Platform solution to cap off the contaminated substrata with shallow reinforced concrete foundations bearing onto layers of granular sub-base, reinforced with extruded polypropylene geogrid mats. The requirement for longitudinally reinforced foundations along with retaining walls for split level units to the river frontage meant extensive reinforced concrete design and detailing, which was all handled in house by TWP.