Description of the works
Working together with Plymouth City Council and Carr Gomm, Western Challenge developed a modern and contemporary building to replace the existing refuge facilities which served Plymouth and the surrounding communities.
Located in a quiet residential area of the city on the site of a former tram depot the new building occupies 100% of the plot available and presented a number of challenges to the contractor who worked with the whole team under a PPC2000 partnering contract.
The building required secant piling to protect significant boundary retaining walls and has ground source heat pump wells which extend 100m deep (and 50m below sea level) to provide energy for the under floor heating system. A large transfer deck provides staff parking below the timber frame structure above which has 11 family rooms, communal and office facilities
Architects Design Group
Coyde Construction Ltd
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