The company

St Albans City & District Council has recently redeveloped The Museum of St Albans – a listed Victorian building dating from the 1890s – into a new housing complex called Oak Tree Gardens.

The project

Bulk Earthworks, Civils, Reinforced Concrete Structures, Drainage & Services, Hard Landscaping

The Museum of St Albans (MOSTA) project involved the redevelopment of the museum and the surrounding site into high-end housing on behalf of St Albans City & District Council. The original façade of the museum building has been retained to incorporate the development. The project was a prestigious development for all involved due to the high-level finishes required throughout.

  • The main works comprised of:
  • Bulk Earthworks – involving the reduced level excavation of the site, with over 4,000m3 of excavated materials disposed of offsite.
  • Demolition – partial demolition of the existing structure along with complex façade retention installation to support the listed front of the museum.
  • Drainage and Other Services – drainage work was provided, plus the inclusion of street lighting for the car park area. We also built a brand-new car park for the development with parking spaces for 30 vehicles.
  • On-site Safety – works were safely carried out adjacent to a local school and the busy city main road. All works were managed to the satisfaction of the town council.
  • Attenuation Tanks – on-site attenuation tanks were provided for the permeable paving.
  • Concrete Pouring – new building construction was carried out, which required us to lay reinforcement concrete foundations.
  • Landscaping – we delivered hard landscaping, including a mix of permeable paving, resin-bound paving and decorative paving.