Rudding Park Hotel Extension

11 May 2016

The dryer warmer weather of spring is welcomed at Rudding Park where the new spa extension to the hotel is being built amongst the beautiful gardens. Following straight on from our concrete frame project at Yeadon, Henry Boot had no hesitation in appointing Howard Civil Engineering again to deliver another complex concrete frame which commenced in January this year.
The complex build, incorporating 3 levels with mulitple split levels to incorporate the 2 pools and associated plant and equipment, is now progressing to ground floor level which quite belies the works that have gone on beneath and the planning that preceded it.

Through early contractor involvement we had contributed greatly to the phasing, programming, methodology and sequencing. Overcoming challenging site logistics due to a limited site area whilst recognising this was a live prestigious hotel while maintaining an ambitious programme, was key to the successful delivery of this project.
Work has progressed well from a January start and the scale of the extension can now clearly be seen.
The adjacent Rudding Park Hotel continues to operate normally throughout the scheme with the works hidden from view behind a high hoarding. The crane was chosen specifically because it could be lowered from view during weddings and other events taking place at the hotel, which in the employer’s eyes was key to the award of the contract.

Some of the operational highlights

  • 6m basement excavation to remove 10,000m3 while controlling groundwater to form the basement and swimming pools at various levels
  • Tanking using a variety RIW products
  • Complex RC frame including basement with a host of differing wall and column sizes, corbels, lift cores, service risers, smoke ventilation voids
  • Ground bearing and suspended slabs containing drop beams
  • Drainage up-to 5m deep
  • High level accuracy to tie the new RC frame into the existing hotel

Our works are due to complete in August 2016 with the spa opening in April 2017.

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