The Works comprise the construction of a new single storey structure as a New Life Skills Building, including facilities for those with disabilities. The site is situated on a former tip, therefore, contaminated land was present and controlling foundations design and construction with special controls on all excavations, services trenches and disposal of excavated material was required.
The foundations for the single storey building, is vibrated stone columns, supporting an in-situ concrete slab. The walls are of brick and block at lower level and metal sheeting above, the roof is also of metal sheeting.
Ramps were provided to allow access for wheelchair users, as are accessible toilet facilities.
Portsmouth City Council
Portsmouth College, Tangier Road, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO3 6PZ