|Project:||Derwent Care Home|
|Services:||Civils & Groundworks|
To facilitate the build of a new care home, Cawarden brings its expertise in Civils & Groundworks to the Derbyshire project.
Cawarden was tasked with installing a series of retaining structures and delivering all foundation and sub-structure work, as well as the installation of block and beam flooring at the new care home site on behalf of the main contractor.
To enable the commencement of the foundation work, we installed a number of complex retaining walls across the site to allow for the excavation of the foundations. The resulting arisings were then transported to a waste treatment facility.
The concrete for the foundations was placed using a concrete boom pump, due to restricted access on the site.
Following this, we installed the sub-structure blockwork up to DPC level, including the installation of telescopic air vents.
The internal drainage was piped to the new SW sewers that we installed around the site perimeter. The sewers were then connected to the existing network under a S104 agreement with Severn Trent Water.
Due to the site’s level differences, several manholes were installed up to 5m deep. This required the use of a specialist proprietary ground shoring system to ensure the safety of our operatives at all times.
Groundwater also caused an added complexity on the site during the flooding of Matlock and Bakewell in February 2022, which caused the site to close for a period.
When we returned to site, we installed several large soakaways and pumped the water out of the building’s footprint to continue our work.
As always, collaboration with the client was key to the successful delivery of the project, and we ensured their procedures were followed at all times.