Bell Green Retail Park, Sydenham - phase 1

A new retail park has been constructed in Sydenham, providing 137,000 sq ft of retail space within 10 units of varying floor areas.These units are now occupied by B&Q, Currys, Toys R Us, Next and Pets at Home amongst others.

Gallagher was contracted by Kier to undertake the groundworks, drainage, external works and the redevelopment of the highways and footpaths surrounding the site including road widening, the introduction of new highways signals, lighting and the resurfacing of existing roads and footpaths.

All excavated materials remained on site, thus reducing the vehicle movements to and from the site and the impact on the surrounding area. The materials excavated were used to raise the levels of the adjacent site area, which was developed at a later date.

The buildings are of steel framed and clad construction over a reinforced ground floor slab, supported by piled concrete foundations, pile caps and ground beams. The external areas consisted of tarmac parking areas, block paved and slabbed pedestrian areas and concrete external service yards to the rear of the development.

The drainage works included the installation of 1,800 m3 of surface water attenuation storage tanks in 2 Nr tanks to control surface water run off into the existing drainage system. Approximately 2,500m of underground drainage was installed on the development of diameters from 100- 525mm and up to 4.75m deep.

This is a significant development for Gallagher, demonstrating that its geographical reach extends beyond Kent into London and the South East.

Gallagher Ltd has now been appointed Principal Contractor for the second phase of this development.