Case studies

Warminster Road, Bath

CampbellReith was appointed to provide civil, structural and geotechnical engineering services for a new development on a former Ministry of Defence site in Bath.

Client: HardRock Developments

Value: £75m

Dates: January 2016 - December 2019

Architect: Adam Architects

Project Manager: FT2

CampbellReith was appointed to provide civil, structural and geotechnical engineering services for a new development on a former Ministry of Defence site in Bath.

A new neighbourhood of over 300 classically-styled homes, named Holburne Park.

The façades of the homes will be made of locally-sourced Bath stone and natural materials with bespoke detailing. Many of the homes feature flexible living spaces as well as formal living rooms, open plan designs and garages or parking spaces.

The tenures consist of over 30% affordable provision with 36, 2 and 4 bed houses and 39 affordable 1 and 2 bed apartments against 100, 2 – 6 bed open market houses and 73 apartments ranging in value of £425,000 to over £2m each.

The sloping site, a common feature in Bath, offers the properties 180 degree, uninterrupted views of the city’s skyline and for miles beyond, but also provides significant engineering challenges.

CampbellReith has overcome these by working closely with the developer, the design team, B&NES Council and Wessex Water since being appointed in January 2016. Technical approval has been obtained for the internal site roads including 22 new highways structures, for two new access points onto the A36, Warminster Road and for the foul and surface water drainage designs with discharge into the Kennet and Avon canal for all surface water run-off with attentuation within two large buried culverts.

Our geotechnical engineering expertise has helped resolve typical Bath geological challenges including deep historical landslip for economic foundation and landslip stabilisation solutions.

Structural engineering support is provided to the timber frame and traditional masonry house types and to seven multi-storey blocks of flats including bespoke design

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