Bus Station, Avenham & Market Car Parks

Preston, Lancs

Thomas Consulting Ltd were appointed by Preston City Council to undertake full structural inspections of the Bus Station, Avenham and Market Car Parks..

Bus Station, Avenham & Market Car Parks

CLIENT
Preston City Council

SITE LOCATION
Preston

Project Description

Thomas Consulting Ltd were appointed by Preston City Council to undertake full structural inspections of the Bus Station, Avenham and Market Car Parks. All three car parks dating from the 1960’s are of reinforced concrete (RC) construction and exhibited significant defects due to deterioration of the reinforced concrete decks and column superstructure. The inspections included full touch type inspections with hammer tap testing of all exposed/ accessible elements. This included Mechanical Elevating Working Platform (MEWP) access to the external elevations. Storage of de-icing salts on the car park decks had led to chloride contamination of the superstructure and extensive concrete repairs were needed to ensure the future life of the structures. The commission was extended to undertake limited specialist concrete testing to verify the results of the structural inspection. Additional services included structural assessments of vehicle containment barriers. The inspections were undertaken by three teams each led by a Chartered Engineer and took approximately 4 weeks to complete.

A message from Thomas Consulting

2021 - Merger Finalised

Thomas Consulting are delighted to announce that over the spring period we have finalised a merger with the structural arm of Carr Faulkner Associates Ltd (CFA Structures Ltd).

CFA Structures Ltd, is a highly regarded structural engineering practice based in Chorley, Lancashire.

The merger will  enhance Thomas Consulting’s already strong reputation within the industry for providing technical services, construction guidance,

and general Civil Engineering services UK wide.

The Carr Faulkner office in Chorley town centre has now closed, all future works will take the Thomas Consulting name.

All the staff at the time of the merger have been retained, with former director Howard Faulkner joining Thomas Consulting as a consultant at the Buckshaw Village office.

Should you need to contact any member of our team the following numbers are available during working hours of 9am - 5pm Monday - Friday

01743 237940 (Shrewsbury), 01772 299040 (Chorley) and 01524 846022 (Lancaster)