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Size: 77 Units
Commenced:  August 2017
Location: Mid Kent


Barkemp were instructed as the Groundworks contractor by a major national house builder for their site in Mid Kent in 2017. The site consists of 77 units with a mix of flats and houses close to a popular town in the heart of Kent.

The site had numerous challenges which Barkemp had to overcome in order to commence groundworks. The site is adjacent to a high tech office block, which remained operational throughout the works; this meant access through the construction site had to be maintained at all times and heavy works had to be carefully sequenced in order not to disrupt the office with noise or vibration.

Prior to commencing construction it was noted there were numerous cables buried at various depths within the construction area. These included of high capacity fibre optic cables that served major online retailers with significant transactions going through them on a daily basis. Each cable was identified, mapped and carefully avoided even when they hadn’t been buried correctly in the first place. Many of the cables had to be carefully excavated around and re-laid or diverted to new depths or positions.

The work was completed on time and handed to the developer in October 2020 with units now occupied.

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