Name: Cotswold House (Elysium)
Role: Full structural design
Description: To follow.
Name: Alderley Farm
Location: Wotton under Edge, Gloucestershire
Role: Full structural design and below ground drainage
Description: Alderley Farm is set in an isolated countryside setting near Wotton Under Edge requiring special status planning permission. The construction is in the style of a Queen Anne country residence. The property consists of impressive four storey living accommodation incorporating a basement and attached indoor swimming pool, gym and outdoor courtyard area. Also as the property is set in the trough of a valley, extensive storm water flows from upstream pass under and over ground to the rear of the property causing very wet ground conditions, which needed addressing. To deal with the saturated ground conditions a large specially designed land drain was installed incorporating flows from the valley and from the storm drains of the new buildings. Specialised software was used to calculate the field run-off storm flows from the adjacent valley. All storm flows connect in new drains to a stream via a new balancing pond. Foul discharges were taken to a pumping station (required due to the basement depth) then into a bio digester with an outfall into the main storm drain.
This construction consisted of careful underpinning of an adjacent building to a depth below the new basement. The new frame was of reinforced concrete "flat slab" floors with supporting columns, masonry wall panels and a steel framed roof. CNM kept a close watch on site as the works proceeded to ensure that the design requirements were met by the main contractor and specialist RC Frame contractor.
Name: Upper Quay Street
Architect: Quattro Design Architects
Role: Specialist design of foundations and underground drainage
Description: Development for student accommodation on sensitive archaeological site involving the use of timber framed construction and stiff concrete raft foundations on 6m of fill over Roman remains.
Name: Rose Barn Farm
Location: Woodmancote, Gloucestershire
Architect: Basnett Associates
Role: Full structural consultancy
Description: Complete reconstruction of timber framed barn and conversion to residential use.