Capital Dock is a unique dockland location bounded on three sides by canal and riverside promenades, positioned at the easternmost end of Sir John Rogerson’s Quay. A landmark building forms the centrepiece of the mixed-use development, extending to over 23 floors above ground. The development includes a double basement to the full 4.8 acre footprint of the site below the buildings. The foundation piling works were undertaken by PJ Edwards & Co. Ltd, with John Sisk & Son Ltd. responsible for the main building works.
The project commenced within a partially constructed basement which had stood dormant for several years during the financial crisis. ByrneLooby were engaged as the specialist designers, responsible for the assessment of the existing sub-structure and re-certification of the existing perimeter retaining walls and foundation piles which were then incorporated into the new development. A program of in-situ testing was developed to optimise the capacity of the piles for the new development and align the design with the Euro Codes. We used this data to successfully develop efficient design solutions and realise significant cost and program savings for our client.