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CWA - Birmingham Structural Engineers
CWA - Birmingham Structural Engineers
CWA - Birmingham Structural Engineers

Alexandra Road, Oswestry

This new Extra Care facility provides 55 apartments along with eight seperate bungalows for people over the age of 55.
  • Client:
    The Wrekin Housing Trust / Willmott Dixon

  • Location:
    Oswestry

  • Project Value:
    £9m

  • Services Provided:
    Civil and Structural Engineering Consultancy Services

  • Added Value:
    This project was delivered on the site of a former Council Depot. The site was challenging for several reasons, due to the site boundary constraints existing ground conditions required CWA to design and detail a piled foundation solution and a large easement running through the centre of the site due to existing large diameter water pipes supplying the city of Liverpool.

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    Alexandra Road, Oswestry
Description

The two, three and four storey main building facility was constructed using load bearing masonry on a piled foundation solution comprising of an arrangement of reinforced ground beams and pile caps.

The building will have a large communal area incorporating lounge areas, cafe, hobbies and craft areas and further dining facilities, all this is within a large open plan environment. This will be achieved by adopting the use of a steel frame transfer deck supporting further apartments and an open air terrace area over.

In addition there are eight seperate bungalows, comprising of a living area, kitchen, bedrooms and their own private gardens with access to the communal facilities provided in the adjacent extra care building.

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