Traffic management challenges
Trinity Court is situated on Trinity Street next to a supermarket near the corner of one of the busiest roads in Norwich city centre. This was a bespoke build for a client looking to develop rental accommodation in the heart of the city. One of the biggest challenges of this project was traffic management and site access.
The existing block of flats which were on the site needed to be demolished.
We sought permission from the Council to shut one side of the roads outside of the site to allow us to have a compound to be able to build the site.
The site had permission for an underground basement that allowed car parking for 20 cars, room for 20 bikes and further storage areas and plant rooms. The perimeter of the entire site needed to be piled to allow for excavation of the ground to accommodate this.
Once the piles had been installed around the perimeter, the structural steel ring beam was shuttered and the ring beam poured. These capping beams then needed to be braced with specialist struts, these were craned into place to stop the piles being pushed into the excavated void before we could cast the reinforced ground slab which formed the base for the buildings.
We also needed piles sunk below the tower crane in the middle of the development. The whole new Trinity Street complex then sat within the outer pile perimeter. This was done by constructing a steel frame below it to support the new floor.
It was a standard construction then above that. Pictures on the Trinity Flikr page shows the build as it progressed.