This area of Bicester is in a medium/high flood zone and SSE needed their design partners Glanville to create a non-standard design for the switch room – their solution was to construct it on a steel frame with steel & brick built ‘stilts’ to elevate it above the flood plain.
Site Clearance and formation of temporary access
Construction of one-storey brick built ‘stilted’ switch house for the 33Kv > 11 Kv network
Works included a suspended steel frame sat on reinforced concrete foundations 1.5 metres below ground level with cable ducts and tiled roof
Fit out and decoration of interior including fire rating
External landscape works including drainage, laying shingle, Grasscrete access road and general landscaping