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The Chrisp Street mixed-use redevelopment in Poplar, London included a proposed basement adjacent to the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) in a shallow cutting. To gain planning approval it needed to be demonstrated that the DLR tracks would not suffer any significant movement due to construction of the basement.
A 3D FEA model of the proposed basement construction and adjacent DLR cutting and retaining walls demonstrated that the DLR tracks would not be adversely affected and planning approval was awarded.
Detailed study of site investigation data and topography of the site and adjacent DLR cutting and gravity retaining wall.
Creation of 3D FEA model of basement, DLR cutting and brick retaining wall.
Simulation of basement construction, temporary and permanent supports and building loads.
Prediction of DLR track distortion and damage assessment.
Acceptance and award of planning approval.