Birds Marsh View, Chippenham

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Barratt David Wilson

Services Provided

Planning Support, Drainage Design, Highway Design, Structural Engineering

Design Status

Completed (2020)

Construction Status


Challenging site levels 

This 141 dwellings development was located in an area of steep topography. Existing ground gradients are approximately 1 in 7.

The engineering studio were appointed to provide planning support and to undertake all civil and structural engineering design works, including the design of bespoke retaining walls up to 4m high.

The solution proposed by the engineering studio consisted of a system of geogrids and concrete blocks constructed at an angle.

The plots foundation design was a combination of strip and piled foundations depending on the ground conditions found in specific areas of the site.

The engineering studio also provided the design of all drainage and highways infrastructure, which connected to a new sustainable drainage system, which improved water quality before it was discharged to the existing ditch network.

The engineering studio were also in charge of obtaining all legal agreements for drainage (S104) and highways (S38).