Date started

April 2017

Date completed

June 2017

Client name

Lattimer Homes

Client type

Builder / Developer



Brief synopsis

  • Residential property located adjacent to flood plain on outskirts of Cockermouth.
  • Design of ground bearing slab following initial construction and exposure of poor ground beneath the proposed development.
  • Provide support to team following discovery of fill material present beneath proposed area of foundations on the property.

Budget allocated to Kingmoor


Key challenges

Fill material was unstable and required compaction and house foundations required to be design to accommodate the characteristics of the material used.

Solutions developed

Fill material and design of a reinforced concrete raft slab.

Total project cost

Approx. £300k