PROJECT: WIMBLEDON STADIUM DEVELOPMENT
PROJECT NUMBER: GAL056
Client: GALLIARD HOMES LTD / CATALYST HOUSING ASSOCIATION
Employer’s Agent: RLB
Architect: GALLIARD HOMES ARCHITECTS
M&E Consultant: BURO HAPPOLD
Quantity Surveyor: RLB
Contractor: GALLIARD CONSTRUCTION LTD
The Wimbledon Greyhound Stadium Redevelopment is a project initiated in a partnership between Galliard Homes Ltd and AFC Wimbledon with the residential scheme and stadium being separately developed by each party covering a combined area of circa five hectares.
CSP were appointed as Structural Engineers for the Galliard Homes residential scheme development that includes 622 residential units over three blocks with semi-basement car parking to two blocks and retail unit(s) plus a squash/fitness club to the third.
The redevelopment of the site required a separate enabling works package to divert a shallow surface water culvert around the footprint of the blocks to run along the site access road. This in turn split the site into two specific drainage zones requiring multiple connections to the local foul and surface water sewer systems.
The site lies within a Flood Zone requiring the basement areas to provide flood storage capacity and for all residential accommodation to be located above the designated flood level.
The structures consist of raft slabs supported on piles and secant wall piles with reinforced concrete framed superstructures over utilising in-situ reinforced concrete two-way spanning flat slabs. The use of slip-form core wall construction in zones of relatively long cantilevers posed some design and construction issues that were addressed during the early stage of the frame construction as well as incorporating the use of prefabricated components including the use of precast concrete columns, stair flights and landings.