This site required a foundation solution for a new three storey Community Centre that accommodated the surrounding protected trees under a TPO and a Grade II listed wall.
To cater to this we used our Treesafe system within the Root Protection Areas (RPA). Being a piled slab, Treesafe can accommodate the relocation of piles easily when tree roots were present, compared to pile and beam.
Our design included 300mm diameter piles, as this small diameter further minimised the risk to the roots.
By using Treesafe we avoided the excavation for piled, deep caps and beams which would have extensively damaged the roots. This also minimised drainage depths.
The reduced level of excavation required for the Treesafe system ensured that the foundation for the listed wall was not undermined.
This work was carried under the supervision, and with the approval of an Arboriculturist.