A new Sainsbury’s store within the new Warwick Quadrant development in Surrey. The project also includes the construction of a two-level car park, a new 68-bed Travelodge and gym. Steel was chosen for the build due to a lightweight solution being required so that the existing substructure and foundations could be reused, and also because it is quick to erect and creates flexibility within the building.
The Sainsbury’s store had to remain open throughout the build, so the construction and demolition programmes were phased to keep disruption to a minimum. Below most of the plot’s footprint is an underground car park, an important town centre asset which was kept open throughout the construction works. While the works were being carried out, the project team had to maintain a minimum of 155 parking spaces in the basement car park at all times.