CGL are proud winners at the Ground Engineering Awards for UK Project with a Geotechnical Value from £500k to £1M. CGL has been shortlisted eight times since 2011 for this category and won four times – a strong endorsement from our peers of CGL’s design and technical excellence in the last decade.

Our project entry, The Peacocks Centre, Woking involved strategising the construction approach for a lift shaft being retrofitted into the basement floor slab for Mace from a full breakout of the raft and lowering groundwater 6m, which proved unworkable, to part reduction of the basement raft by core drilling, limited dewatering to maintain satisfactory structural security in the raft and a rebuild in the formed pocket. The project demonstrated exceptional design and construction, simple in concept but complex in technical detail, which was delivered innovatively, collaboratively with technical excellence at rocket pace during the Lockdown #3 period to virtually save the project for our client.