Project Mulberry is a development set to create 770 new student rooms, office space, affordable housing, retail units, a health care centre and landscaped public space.
The main challenge for the site is constructing the building over the Jubilee underground line. By ensuring the foundation piling was kept outside a defined exclusion zone, the ground level foundations had to be designed to span the building load over the exclusion zone and safely into the piles. To facilitate this load path a deep transfer raft is required at ground level.
Shockledge's involvement on the project with Bouygues and Robert West, is as the structural designer. Our work commenced at outline design and is currently progressing into techincal delivery and construction.