Careys Civil Engineering has long-standing expertise in the completion of a range of substructures and basements across the UK. Our teams have successfully completed the design and build of single and multi-storey basements for both residential and commercial developments.

Our extensive portfolio of projects showcase our expertise, experience and proven ability to successfully deliver a wide range of high-quality basement and substructure projects across the UK, and includes:

Unparalleled Experience

We’ve accumulated vast experience of delivering some of the country’s most complex basements in difficult conditions, delivering bespoke solutions for our clients and overcoming numerous challenges, for example:

  • Our works on the five-story basement at the British Museum required works on the Grade 1 listed building to be completed to a zero-damage classification.
  • At Battersea Power Station, we used 500 tonne river barges to remove 80% of the 152,000m3 of excavated material, reducing our reliance on road access for vehicles and saving approximately one hundred lorry movements a day.
  • The 12m deep secant piled basement at Merchant Square was constructed over the London Underground Bakerloo Line where the southern element of the basement was only 500mm for the fragile, 100-year old brick wall of the Paddington Canal. To safeguard these elements, our team undertook regular planning and liaison meetings with Transport for London and British Waterways.

When we create substructures, we not only utilise conventional bottom-up methodologies, but we also use more cutting-edge top-down methods. These make it possible to construct the superstructure at the same time as the basement and excavation works are being delivered, as witnessed at Marble Arch Place where the topping out of the residential structure and completion of the basement were delivered within mere weeks of each other.

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