Soil Foundation Structure Interaction Facility

New Build
First in the UK
Surf Bristol Ltd

Construction of a 200m inland Surf Lake using ground-breaking Wavegarden cove technology – the first of its kind in the UK. This exciting facility will generate up to 1,000 quality waves per hours, ranging from 50cm (1.7ft) to almost 2m (6.5ft) in height.

The new build also includes an education centre for schools and colleges, a café and bar, a surf shop. There’s also external works for landscaped gardens and car parks


VALUE - £4.2M



Architect - Stride Treglown

Engineer - ARUP

Surveyor - Faithful & Gould

As principal contractor, we created a Soil Foundation Structural Interaction Facility for the University of Bristol. It will provide research into the design of foundations, piles and retaining structures, and the interaction of these with the ground under a range of seismic conditions. It will primarily be a University research and development facility, with opportunities for educational interaction. The new facility is world leading and is the first of its kind to house both a soil test pit, seismic shaking table and hexapod.            

The building has a total gross internal floor area of 652m2.

Form of Contract - JCT D&B

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