Careys delivered a four block residential scheme, comprising demolition,enabling, basement and superstructure words for galliford try
Located in Avebury Boulevard in central Milton Keynes opposite the well known Xscape building, Galliford try is delivering the new Secklow Gate residential development. It will provide 329 private rental sector apartments across four structures, with a basement under a large proportion of the site. in addition , a central courtyard will provide a commercial space spanning 12,700m^2, with flexible parking to suit requirements.
The completed scheme adds to Careys long-standing track record in Milton Keynes, where we have delivered over 100 projects, starting with our very first works as a company in 1969
From the tender phase onwards, engineering excellence and the detailed consideration of a wide range of factors has been the focus, together with thorough planning. A multi-disciplinary team of preconstruction, operational and design experts has developed a logical and efficient scheme, working closely with the client team towards the optimal construction solution.
The specialist scope of work includes:
Block A1-11 storey
Block A2-9 storey
Block B1-7 storey
Block B2-3 storey
The scheme has required extensive temporary works including:
A key challenge has been the complex detail between the basement retaining wall and CFA pilling, necessitating detailed coordination with the pilling contractor in the early stages
The site is located on the plot of the dialect former garden center and is surrounded by residential properties, vehicle parking and a pub/restaurant. close engagement with the principle contractor has taken place to develop logistics strategies that minimize impact to these neighbors while maintains an accessible and safe site.
The use of lightweight modular slab formwork has reduced the need to use the tower crane on site. a Topmax panel system was used for the ground floor, benefiting both project logistics and programme. in addition, its edge protection was designed into the panel system , thus avoiding the requirement for separate installation on each level, as it can be unfolded into position. Topec was used for the substructure.
The floorplate and core arrangement has been designed to optimize programme speed as geometry and size of the cores allows some of the formwork to be quickly struck and moved to the next core