Groundbreaking at New Leeds City College Site

31 July 2017

 Today the commencement of a new facility for Leeds City College was celebrated with a groundbreaking ceremony officiated by Leeds City College CEO and Principal Colin Booth.

Howard Civil Engineering are pleased to be supporting Wates Group in the delivery of the groundworks and RC Frame packages on this prestigious site.

The footprint, existing topography and city centre location make this a challenging build but off set by the advance logistical planning undertaken by Howard Civil Engineering prior to being awarded the scheme.

The works commence with the groundworks package. In brief the substructure consists of a 3500m2 basement with foundations, drainage, retaining walls, earthworks and vertical columns and cores.

The superstructure involves the construction of 6no blocks using Post Tensioning method to construct the floor plates.

It will take approximately 45 weeks from groundbreaking to casting the final roof upstand.

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