Symmetrys was appointed as Structural and Civil Engineers for this development in Sidmouth, Devon. This large assisted living community for older people, comprises extra care units, staff accommodation and communal facilities. The communal facilities included a kitchen area, a restaurant/bar/café, a well-being suite comprising gym/treatment rooms, a pool and a communal lounge and storage facilities.
Efficiency in civil design provided savings of £200,000
A reduction of 50% of existing surface water runoff from the site to the public sewer is achieved through a combination of soakaways and attenuation tanks. Despite site constraints, the proposed scheme shows how a betterment on existing surface water runoff can be achieved, ensuring planning approval is granted swiftly, flood risks and climate change are managed effectively, and enhances the ecological value of the project.