Nottingham-based civil and structural engineering company
BSP Consulting has been appointed as part of the team building a new £8m Tesco
Work has got underway at the site in Hoyland, Barnsley,
where Sheffield-based contractor JF Finnegan is building the 28,000 sq ft food
JF Finnegan is constructing the eco-store at the redundant
site of the former Hoyland Market Street Primary School after being appointed
by Litton Properties and Tesco who have partnered to deliver the supermarket,
which is expected to create some 140 local jobs.
BSP Consulting, which is based at Oxford Street, Nottingham,
with offices in Derby, Leicester and Sheffield, is handling the structural,
civil and traffic engineering aspects of the scheme.
One key challenge for the team has been the re-engineering
of the sloping site to remove a 13-metre difference between levels and to form
a plateau.
“Landscaping in and around a modern retail store is
restricted to very tight gradients and this proved a challenge for the scheme,
the site of a former school which had a significant existing slope,” said BSP
director Carl Hilton. “Our team is highly experienced, both in re-engineering
and in retail development, however, and we are very pleased to be involved in a
scheme which will breathe new life into this particular site.”
Preparatory site work has now begun, with handover scheduled
for summer 2014.
The Hoyland scheme is the latest in a number of retail
projects that BSP has been involved in. The company is currently also working
on a major new Tesco Extra store and filling station in Rotherham, which is due
to be completed in late 2014.
BSP Consulting provides a comprehensive range of consultancy
services in civil, structural, geotechnical, transportation and environmental
engineering to all sectors of the construction community, from architects,
project managers and contractors to developers and estate agents. It was founded in 1999 and operates
across the UK.
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