St Catherines Road, Perth
St Catherine's Road, Perth
Stewart Milne Homes
Mixed Use development consisting of 190 N o. units for both affordable housing (via an RSL) and private sale
Civil Engineering Services
Structural Engineering Services
Appointed as civil and structural engineers, the project involved the redevelopment of a brown field site, adjacent to the city lade, with a mixture of affordable housing for rent and private housing for sale.
The structures ranged from three storeys to six storeys with a feature circular building being provided as part of the for sale properties.
The sites ground conditions required environmental remediation measures which included capping layers, gas protection measures and protection to utility infrastructure as well as necessitating differing foundation techniques including piles and vibro compaction works.
The structures consisted of timber frame for the three to five storey blocks. The circular building utilised a steel frame structure with metal stud infill wall panels. The six storey block for private sale incorporated under croft parking to ground floor level and the structure therefore consisted of a traditional / steel framed transfer structure with timber frame over.
Adjacent to existing tenement blocks, the new buildings were supported on cantilever foundations to enable building tight to the exposed gable.
Within the development of the site the roads and footways were designed as homezone features and to provide integration with existing city centre walkways, two steel bridges were provided to cross the Lade providing links into the site.
Upgrading works of surrounding roads were also required including construction of traffic islands and widening of junctions.