The initial works involved what was a complex ground remediation strategy, which involved very close working with the client's engineers 3e. During the process the consistency of the dug materials changed dramatically resulting in the need for high level intervention and collaborative working of the entire project delivery team, the end result meaning that the site, though suffering serious delay in the ground improvement stage, managed to finish on time and resulted in a highly successful store opening, which was a credit to all. This was achieved through open dialogue with the client team and a proactive open approach to the issues the project presented to the team. This level of trust and understanding lead to what was a very successful project on all fronts.
Following the extensive remodelling of the ground levels, meaning the inclusion of a 5/6-metre-high gabion retaining wall to the western boundary of a third-party site and the inclusion of brickwork retaining walls to the north, south and eastern boundaries all requiring works up to and into the adoptable footpaths.
The store itself is an Aldi blade design, with GIA OF 1897SQM and car parking for approx. 118 vehicles. The façade being mainly brickwork substructure and steel framed structural solution, clad predominantly in Kingspan composite cladding.
Nottingham Road, Stapleford
Aldi Stores Ltd
The Harris Partnership
3e Consulting Engineers
Form of contract:
JCT Intermediate Form Contract 2016