JPP were appointed to provide the civil and structural engineering design services for this new facility in the heart of Oakham, Rutland. Whilst a relatively straight forward superstructure concept and design development was planned with load bearing masonry and precast plank floors, the foundations were complex due to tree influence and we worked closely with the Contractor to minimise foundation construction requirements. The superstructure became more complicated through the construction, due to late changes made by the client’s Architect to meet an evolving end use. This meant adapting and trying to maintain constructed elements to suit new layouts and involved complex temporary works. JPP controlled the temporary works design and attended site to ensure works were carried out in the correct safe sequenced manner.
Image credit – Oakham Grange