Salisbury Road

A development of 52 apartments spread across 2 adjacent buildings up to 4-storeys, constructed in reinforced concrete and clad in masonry.  A half basement below both buildings provides parking for the development, allowing the central areas to be used as an amenity for residents and neighbours to access the New River.

The foundations adopted for the building were continuous flight augur and during construction, large volumes of concrete were inexplicably lost to the ground. Structa LLP undertook specific investigation to examine the ground conditions and to augment the original ground investigation undertaken by others. A band of flint separating the lower chalk horizon and overlying gravels was identified and grouted to permit construction of piled foundations to continue.

Now considered a ‘gateway’ location at the crossing of the New River and close to the railway station the design creates a sense of place and identity through the high quality of the finished development which is 100% social housing.


Client: B3 Living Limited

Architect: Rock Townsend

Contractor: Hill Group

Location: Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire


Services Provided

Geotechnical Investigation

Civil Engineering Design and Details

Superstructure Design & Details