Oxford Beech House Basement Works
The project required the excavation and installation of a new waterproof reinforced concrete basement to support a five-story student accommodation building.
CustomerWinvic Construction Ltd
Date CompletedMay 2016
SectorHighway, Bridges & Structures
The project required Cairn Cross Civil Engineering to excavate and install the waterproof concrete basement to support a five-story student accommodation building.
The basement construction included piled walls and service trench system, in reinforced waterproof concrete up to the underside of the ground floor slab.
To support the new residential construction of a five-story student accommodation building for Oxford Brookes University students, Cairn Cross carried out excavation works to prepare the groundworks.
To complete the works, piling and secant piled walls (CFA piles) with capping beam were formed around the proposed foundation perimeter and capped with steel reinforcing cages. Excavation works were carried out allowing the pile cap concrete works and base waterproof concrete slabs to be installed. Finally, steel-reinforced basement walls were formed with RMDs. A waterproofing system involved the application of Voltex DS membrane to the secant pile walls and the basement floor.
The project was delivered within time allowing the other contracting companies to fulfil their roles. The building opened in September 2017 and houses 167 students.