Grover Close

Hemel Hampstead

Permanent Works

Client: High Town Praetorian Housing Association
Project Managers: GDG Project Management
Architects: Buschow Henley Ltd
Superstructure Engineers: Aventus
Contractors: Toureen Mangan Ltd

The development at Grover Close consists of four blocks of three and four storey social housing apartments for High Town Praetorian Housing Association, constructed on an insitu concrete transfer slab, over a basement car park.

CDS were charged by Toureen Mangan Ltd with the design and detailing of the basement, retaining walls and transfer slab. The floor of the basement, and the transfer slab above, follow the natural slope of the site.

The transfer slab was further complicated by the layout of the load bearing walls for the apartments, that did not reflect the layout of the columns in the basement below.