HSP Consulting Engineers Civil, Structural and Geo Environmental Teams were employed by St Modwen Developments to provide a series of engineering works for the development of a 120,000 sq. ft warehouse facility situated in Branston, Burton-On-Trent. The site is part of a 50 acre industrial and distribution site with outline planning consent for up to 800,000 sq. ft of commercial business space.
The ground conditions on the site were poor as the site had been backfilled with significant depths of Pulverised Fuel Ash (PFA). Based on the high foundation loads generated
by the steel frame and ground floor slab, piled foundations and piled suspended piled floor slab were adopted.