Project: BH2 Leisure, Bournemouth
Value: circa £3m
The complex is home to a number of restaurants and retail facilities, and houses a Odeon cinema. Situated on a prime town centre NCP surface car park site on Exeter Road, the project was located adjacent to the main retail pitch of Bournemouth. It overlooks and neigbours the historic award-winning Bournemouth gardens and is opposite a new five-star Hilton hotel anchored development scheme.
Woodmace undertook the groundworks on this flagship site. The project comprised of 40,000m3 basement excavation of chalk based soil, drainage and hard landscaping.
The main works commenced in the removal of the existing buried bus station foundations which were crushed and recycled/ reused as piling mats.
During the initial stage the site had plenty of space, but as the excavation progressed at speed, the site welfare and access routes became minimised and site logistics had to be closely managed.