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Last week Andun attended the Institute Civil Engineers North West awards. The awards are designed to recognise excellence and imaginative concepts in civil engineering practice across the region.

Andun were part of the project that won the North West Chair’s Constructability Award which is focused on the collaborative approach to temporary works and buildability.

ICE North West Constructability Award 2019

The Landmark basement project was a collaboration between Andun, Mayo Civils, Curtins and Bowmer & Kirkland to turn the old Odeon cinema in Manchester into the council’s new vision for the Civic Quarter alongside the structures on 1 & 2 St Peters Square.

Emma Antrobus Director ICE North West spoke about the award

“Our new Constructability Award focuses on the collaborative approach to temporary works and buildability. Landmark won due to their innovative approach in combining temporary and permanent works, to solve the many challenges on this site.”

Andun Role In The Landmark Project

Andun provided temporary works design and demolition sequencing support to the theatre demolition & basement propping elements of the £100m Landmark redevelopment in Manchester.

  • Production of Approval in Principle for submittal to Manchester City Council
  • 3D sequence drawings
  • Basement propping design including fully detailed fabrication drawings
  • Working platform design
  • Pile mat design
  • Design of a geogrid reinforced earth wall
  • Justification of mobile cranes operating on adjacent roads
  • Reinforced and unreinforced earth batter design
  • Cat 2 checks as well as the arrangement of the cat 3 checks where required
  • Site visit and temporary works inspections

During the scheme Andun worked closely with Curtins who were the permanent works structural engineers.  This enabled a smooth integration of temporary works into the permanent works which was essential considering that Andun’s aim was to be efficient with using permanent works where necessary to reduce the amount of temporary works structures that would become redundant upon completion.

ICE Constructability Award

This was just one example of the collaborations between the companies involved in the project that contributed to the constructability award.

“The whole project team worked together for the benefit of everyone. This included the PC, sub-contractor, PW designers and TW designers planning work together and creating a basement construction scheme that was buildable, efficient and innovative”

Joshua Martin – Andun Northern Office Manager