Cambria are the Civil & Structural Engineers for the development of the new Dragon Retail Park on Newport Road, Cardiff. The development is to consist of 4 new units of commercial and retail space as well as 110 car spaces.
Cambria were instrumental in assisting the demolition and remediation works during the demolition of the What! Shop store that was previously located on the site.
The main unit will house a Wickes DIY store conjoined with a smaller unit 2. There will also be a coffee shop in the separate unit 3 and a drive through in unit 4.
The structure for the main building is formed of a traditional steel portal frame spanning c. 40m wide. The ground floor slab and substructure is formed with industrial grade suspended piled slab, whilst the superstructure are supported on piles and pile caps.
Cambria are also providing Foul and Surface Drainage design and adoption services. The Surface Water system comprises a detailed split attenuation system, with pollutant treatment measures and disposal at a controlled greenfield discharge rate to the Roath Brook on this extensively impermeable surfaced development.