The Car People – Calder Island, Wakefield
Constructed within a meander of the River Calder, this substantial development posed many challenges.
Significant site remediation of former heavy industrial use, extensive flood modelling and defence reinforcement was carried out to create the development site.
The structure is supported on ground improved by vibro-replacement techniques and a steel frame with many exposed features was provided.
An open fishing lake was created within the overall estate to provide sufficient soil to achieve the development plateaux.
Client: Abtech Group Limited