Basements and substructures

Delivering the UK's most complex basements and substructures

At Careys we’ve delivered bespoke solutions for our clients, overcoming numerous challenges on an array of complex basements and substructures.

At One Nine Elms, we constructed the massive three-level basement, completing one of our largest continuous concrete pours ever – pouring 4,852m3 over a 36 hour period (the equivalent to over 650 trucks of concrete).

Other notable projects include the five-storey basement at Audley Square Redevelopment, the mammoth four-storey basement at St Giles Circus and sinking a vertical shaft using a slipform system to a depth of 120m below ground at the UK’s first mining project in three decades.

Design Director

Careys have become a trusted collaborator and delivery partner of AKT II. We have great respect for them, with whom we have realised some of our most challenging projects in London. These required a level of collaboration, shared purpose, precision and technical capability uncommon within our industry, but these characteristics we found repeatedly in our joint endeavours.

Design DirectorAKT II

When we create substructures, we not only utilise conventional bottom-up methodologies, but we also use more cutting-edge top-down methods. These make it possible to construct the superstructure at the same time as the basement and excavation works are being delivered, as witnessed at Marble Arch Place where the topping out of the residential structure and completion of the basement were delivered within mere weeks of each other.

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