Westlakes were commissioned by Gilltown to provide the civil, structural and geo-environmental design for a 200 bed accommodation block in Newcastle-upon-Tyne and subsequently Robertson for the design and build contract at Clavering Place, Newcastle.
The site is located on a junction with Forth Street in Newcastle and was of archaeological interest. It used to be a listed Presbyterian chapel and Roman finds saw the discovery of two 18,000 year old sandstone raised coffins. This meant that extensive investigations were carried out prior to the commencement of the development.
The completed development features a perforated mesh panel depicting a Roman solider, paying homage to the site’s heritage.
WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 524 [post_author] => 3 [post_date] => 2017-09-19 11:18:56 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-09-19 11:18:56 [post_content] => Westlakes were the designers for flood damage remedial works at five sites around Cumbria to stabilise and support the existing carriageways following severe flooding events, the work was undertaken as part of a design and build contract. Remedial solutions comprised gravity retaining walls, piled retaining walls, strengthened earthworks including geogrid stabilisation and use of rock armour and ground anchors. Westlakes worked with Cumbria County Council to agree Approval in Principle for each scheme and provide Geotechnical Design and Geotechnical Feedback Reports. These projects required close liaison with the Environment Agency and utilised soft engineering solutions such as woven willow spilling. Westlakes managed the Environmental Permitting process to enable the works to take place. The success of these projects resulted in design works at two subsequent sites. [post_title] => Cumbria County Council Highways [post_excerpt] => Design for flood damage remedial works around Cumbria. [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => cumbira-county-council-highways [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2018-05-25 08:55:56 [post_modified_gmt] => 2018-05-25 08:55:56 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://westlakes.1devserver.co.uk/?post_type=project&p=524 [menu_order] => 28 [post_type] => project [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw )
WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 518 [post_author] => 3 [post_date] => 2017-09-19 11:14:48 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-09-19 11:14:48 [post_content] => Westlakes were commissioned for Civil, Structural services, along with flood risk assessment and draining design for a new build mixed use development project at Denby Street Sheffield. The accommodation comprises 535 student accommodation beds, 75 private residential apartments, offices and cycle parking within two 6-storey buildings. The site is positioned partially within an Environment Agency Flood Zone 2. Westlakes completed a Flood Risk Assessment (FRA) for this site showing how flood risks could be mitigated. [post_title] => Denby Street Sheffield [post_excerpt] => Flood risk assessment for student accommodation site. [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => denby-street-sheffield [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2018-05-24 12:49:26 [post_modified_gmt] => 2018-05-24 12:49:26 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://westlakes.1devserver.co.uk/?post_type=project&p=518 [menu_order] => 29 [post_type] => project [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw )