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CWA Engineering - Emerson - Structural & Civil Engineering
CWA Engineering - Emerson - Structural & Civil Engineering

Emerson Grange, Hextable, Kent

  • Client:
    Cinnamon Care Capital

  • Location:
    Hextable

  • Project Value:
    £15m

  • Services Provided:
    Civil and Structural Engineering Consultancy Services

  • Added Value:
    Following on from initial design of a load-bearing masonry design to support the planning application, CWA have led design development discussions to switch the buildings to a timber frame solution to reduce loading and offer a simplified transfer structure between floors. The switch to timber frame provided cost savings within the foundation solution and offers significant programme savings to the contractor. CWA have also carried out detailed analysis of interface between clay and chalk bands within the substrata in order to reduce the impacts of clay heave

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    Emerson Grange, Hextable, Kent
Description

The project includes the redevelopment of an existing care home site to provide a 77 bed care home and 41 extracare apartments in three separate buildings. The buildings will be situated in the heart of Hextable Village and provides an opportunity to revitalise the site and provide a modern purpose built facility.

The buildings are three to four storey’s constructed of a timber frame in order to minimise the structural load and provide a lightweight solution, yet reduce construction time. The buildings are clad in brickwork and are supported on a series of mass concrete strip foundations in the underlying chalk strata to safely transfer the loading into the ground.
The care home incorporates a retaining wall partway along the ground floor to help the building sit within the sloping site.

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