The Earls Gate Energy Centre's site situates on a depth of around 35 metres of soft Bothkennar Clay, posing problems for the construction of a deep bunker excavation on site. ByrneLooby picked up the project after initial construction activities ran into difficulties and developed the scheme to a successful temporary excavation where permanent works construction could commence. This involved specifying a monitoring regime and continuously adapting and tailoring the scheme to the feedback from the on-site monitoring. The analytical model was also refined during construction to reflect site observations and allow decisions to be made regarding the construction sequence. The approach resulted in finding a construction sequence methodology which allowed the contractor to expedite the excavation of the bunker.