Derby College took the exciting decision to sell its Field Road Campus and relocate to the former Magistrates Court, Ilkeston. This was all part of a strategic plan to improve learning outcomes for 16-19 year olds’ in Ilkeston.
An exciting redevelopment Project!
The redevelopment of the former Magistrates Court in the town centre has created a new learning facility of 45,000 sqf with a project value of £7.35m and Jackson Purdue Lever were thrilled to be a part of this!
Supporting Clients through Planning Applications
The move also required us to initially support the college and their developer partner to make concurrent planning application for both sites including Transport Assessments, Flood Risk and Geo-environmental (phase 1 & 2) assessments.
The latter identified former shallow mine workings (including a mine shaft) under the building footprint which required us to instigate and supervise a programme of drilling and grout injection stabilisation works.
Due to the site constraint it was necessary for the 3-storey steel framed building to have an extensive basement area. Furthermore the proximity of the building to the adjacent highway required the installation of contiguous piled wall to the basement.
In addition other elevations required R.C. propped retaining walls ted back into the steel frame to ensure cost eﬃciency.
Engineering Services we Provided
The successful project required us to undertake a variety of services:
- Transport Assessments
- Flood Risk Assessments
- Geo-environmental (phase 1 & 2) assessments
- Coal Mining Investigation
- Detailed design, drawings and specifications for Foundations, Steel frame and Masonry Walls
- Onsite External Works and Drainage including Private foul and Storm drainage
Contact us to learn more about this project or the engineering services provided to make it a success, we’d be delighted to hear from you.