Aberystwyth Innovation & Enterprise Campus (AIEC)

Aberystwyth Innovation & Enterprise Campus (AIEC)

A state-of-the-art, internationally recognised research facility to generate innovative new products, services and spin-out companies.

Higher Education - Wales

Project Overview

The project at the Gogerddan Campus comprises a new state-of-the-art, internationally recognised research facility, intended to generate innovative new products, services and spin-out companies in sustainable food, health, biotechnology and renewable energy sectors.

The site sits within the 1:100 flood zone of the Afon Clarach, so Natural Resources Wales were heavily engaged pre-planning, with hydraulic modelling of the watercourse undertaken. In addition, offsite drainage reinforcement was required to Dwr Cymru Welsh Water’s assets, to support the proposed development and accept the trade effluent from the site. We worked closely with the university and DCWW during the evaluation of the offsite works required.

Services we provided:

  • Civils & StructuresCivils & Structures

Client:

Aberystwyth University / AIEC Ltd

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The Challenge

Site level changes and the building's requirements meant that a standard frame would not be suitable.

Our Solution

We undertook a comprehensive frame appraisal that considered a range of structural solutions and the client's key drivers. The chosen solution was a hybrid structure comprising a steel frame, which accommodated the change in level via a link bridge connecting the lower and upper levels. In addition, we undertook a targeted ground investigation to allow costly piled foundations to be designed out, providing a significantly improved economic design.

Aberystwyth Innovation & Enterprise Campus (AIEC)

Project Highlights

Integrated SuDS scheme, coordinated with the flood requirements

  • 2 Stage D&B with Novation

  • BREEAM Excellent

  • Innovative & Economic Foundation Solution

Aberystwyth Innovation & Enterprise Campus (AIEC)
Aberystwyth Innovation & Enterprise Campus (AIEC)
Aberystwyth Innovation & Enterprise Campus (AIEC)
Aberystwyth Innovation & Enterprise Campus (AIEC)

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