Case Study - Gateway Building, University of Bournemouth
Gateway to Success!
The University of Bournemouth’s plans to build a landmark building were potentially hampered by a lack of knowledge about existing utilities and foundations relating to former buildings on the site.
- The accurate location of existing utilities was required.
- The survey had to comply to PAS 128 Utility Standard.
- There were former buildings on site and although historic plans existed, there were no records of how much of the foundations remained.
- The site was a working car park and had to remain open.
- SUMO conducted a SUMO 128 Plus+ survey.
- This is an advance level PAS 128 Survey which includes:
- A full Utility survey compliant to PAS 128 level B M4P.
- An additional full area survey with a high density radar.
- Data collected every 8cm to locate below ground foundations.
- SUMO completed the whole survey within 3 days, minimising disruption to the site.
- The survey was carried out in 3 phases to allow the car park to continue operating
The Costs and Benefits...
- The survey cost less than £6,500.
- It avoided the need for trial holes to locate both utilities and foundations.
- The data obtained meant that the design could be reviewed to minimise cost.
- Planning permission was granted in August 2018, to the client's delight!
“A very big thank you for responding to my survey query in such a professional and timely manner and addressing the situation with email communications, a return visit to site to undertake the additional work requested and a revised drawing issue the following week.
The results are very useful in progressing design work. Your efforts are very much appreciated.”
Martin Sayers, AECOM