Lawford Road

Discipline: Civil, Structural
Sector: Commercial

The site is located west of the town of Rugby, along the western bank of the Sow Brook, on previously greenfield land; Fairhurst were commissioned to provide civil and structural Design services from pre-planning stage to completion for Phase 1 new speculative mixed-use development of predominantly trade counter and warehouse/industrial space with main road frontage, to include B1, B2 & B8 uses. Works also included Section 278 highway works to the adjacent Lawford Road, and the design of a private road through the centre of the estate.

Initially working to secure planning, which included complicated flood risk requirements due to the nearby Sow Brook dictating site levels and included the formation of a concrete retaining wall along one edge of the site, upon which the steel portal frames sit, and a soil nail retaining structure to the western boundary. All units are Steel Portal frame construction, with insulated metal clad elevations and roof, incorporating 10% translucent roof lights. The concrete floor slab was designed for 30kN/m2 and a clear head height of 7.5m to the haunch of the frame.

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