Designing a new retail store while carefully considering sequencing
This project involves the construction of a new retail unit on the site of a pub car park called the Badminton Arms at Coalpit Heath, Bristol.
The superstructure is a series of steel frame comprising with four columns per frame connected by secondary steel beams. Additional columns are provided to support the glazing, doors and security shutters.
Overall stability is achieved by tension-only cross-bracing between columns within the cavity of the walls and in the plane of the roof.
A new ground-bearing slab with varying thickness of well compacted hard core under to accommodate the varying level across the site, will be provided throughout. This will be thicker where the store’s ATM and external plant are located.
RISE invested time looking at the concrete edge details so to accommodate the large level difference across the site in a cost effective way. In addition, the sequence of the works has to follow leading times of each part of the structure which means that traditional sequence of construction had to be turned on their heads resulting in interesting details between the foundations, infill, ground bearing slab and steel frame.