Standard Life. County Oak, Crawley

The works at County Oak Crawley were for the strip out, demolition, extension and alterations to four units within the existing retail park. Design and construction was required for the 25,000ft2 Unit 1A, whilst Units 1B, 1C and 2B required alteration works.

The newly constructed unit was steel framed requiring extensive break out of existing foundations and new concrete pad foundations formed with associated lift and escalator pits formed at the same time, in advance of the internal constructions.

Alteration works consist of the erection of new division walls, overcladding of the existing roofs and installation of new shopfronts. Unit 2B required the upgrade of the existing shopfront including all necessary temporary works/protection measures such as temporary propping, together with associated external works. Elevations were cladded with Corium brick and Kingspan granite panels alongside structural glazing. Kingspan roof cladding and micro-rib cladding systems were also used on the external faces of the units.

Furthermore, an extension of the pedestrian landing to Unit 1C was carried out alongside associated service diversions. Works also include the provision of a new substation and associated service disconnections. Drainage, landscaping and a new carpark design inclusive of tarmacing, street furniture and white lining was also carried out to tie the buildings into their locations.

Works were completed within a live trading area over two phases, completed on time and within budget.

Architects:

The Ratcliffe Groves Partnership

Structural Engineer:

Peter Dann Ltd

PQS:

Gardiner & Theobald LLP

Completion Date:

May 2017

Project Timescale:

65 weeks