Waitrose, Wells, Somerset
|Architect||Sutton Griffin Architects, Newbury|
|Duration||2012 to 2013|
|Services||Full Civil and Structural Design|
This project is a Waitrose Store of approximately 3,500 sqft size which has been constructed on a site to the south west edge of Wells city centre. The site was extremely compact and the store has been set into the ground with perimeter king post retaining walls to reduce the usual impact to the surrounding areas.
As part of the development a new raised car park deck was designed and built using a reinforced concrete frame to the side of the store. The main building frame was designed as a braced frame structure and was modelled using Revit 3D software. The drainage was a complex arrangement which required detailed negotiation with the Local Authority drainage engineer.