Soils Limited have been instrumental in the foundation design of the Brighton i360.
The British Airways i360 is a 183 metre tall observation tower at the landward end of the old West Pier in Brighton. Designed by Marks Barfield, the architects of the London Eye. The tower has a doughnut shaped elevating pod, weighing 60 tonnes, that rises up the tower, taking up to one hundred people at a time to around 150 metres above ground level.
Soils Limited was appointed by Jacobs to undertake a ground investigation by means of boreholes drilled with a cable percussion rig. Geology proved straightforward with a relatively uniform layer of recent Storm Beach Deposits overlying Newhaven Member of the Upper and Middle Chalk Formation.
The loading was complex consisting of both dead loads from the structure and live loads during operation, as well as complex wind loading dependent on the wind speed and direction and the position of the observation capsule. The foundation solution comprised a rigid reinforced concrete raft founded onto the Storm Beach Deposits.
The project comprised the construction of six two-storey, semi-detached three-bedroom houses and the construction of a commercial CO-OP building in the northern section of the site.
Soils Limited was commissioned to undertake a ground investigation by the RNLI for a proposed new lifeboat station at RNLI Penlee, The Strand, Newlyn
Redevelopment of the current Marina with the creation of over 200 berths; a dry stack a boatyard with a 75-tonne boat hoist servicing, commercial units, restaurants and passenger ferry link.
The site is to be redeveloped as a care home with outlying sheltered residential properties arranged around a central administrative centre.
Soils Limited were commissioned to undertake a ground investigation by the RNLI for a proposed new lifeboat station at Wells-next-the-Sea, on the Norfolk Coast.
The A414 Chelmsford to Harlow works involved an on-and-off carriageway intrusive ground investigation and pavement investigation to assist in the redesign, modification and widening of the carriageway
Soils Limited was commissioned by Interserve Construction Limited to undertake a ground investigation and to provide information for new reception and primary school buildings