The Project

The site, formerly an abattoir, some 4 acres in size was located in the Hollingdean area of Brighton. Bordered by the railway and private roads with a fall across its length of over 20m made this a challenging project.

Hague construction were contracted to carry out the demolition, groundworks and reinforced concrete structures package. The initial site clearance and demolition generated 5,000m3 of concrete, which was recycled on site and used as sub-base. The reduce level excavations equated to 20,000m3 which was disposed off site.

The reinforced concrete structures package contained 6,000m3 of concrete and 750 tonnes of steel reinforcement. 3,000m2 of 7m high concrete push walls were constructed, many to varying radii.

The external service roads and yards covered approximately 2 acres and all were constructed from reinforced concrete.

Foul and surface water drainage installations totalled 1,500 metres in length with 1,000m3 of stormwater attenuation.

  • Main contractor: Norwest Holst Construction
  • Client: Veolia
  • Type of work: Groundworks and Concrete frames 
  • Contract value: £3,000,000
  • Schedule: Aug 2007 – June 2008

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