Project Profile: Goldsmith College

Willmott Dixon
Date of completion
November 2009
Basement Waterproofing for Goldsmith College, London

Scope of works


  • Design of permanent piled retaining walls and piled foundations

  • Groundworks

  • Reinforced concrete structure up to ground level

  • Waterproofing of basement

  • Drainage

  • External works


Project key points


  • Basement footprint approximately 1900m²

  • Single storey basement 3.5m deep

  • Retaining walls and foundations designed in-house

  • Scheme value engineered by City Basements incorporating temporary works into the permanent structure

  • Basement waterproofing specified, designed and installed by City Basements achieving the Grade 3 type basement required

  • £1.8m lump sum design and build basement and drainage package

  • Scheme completed on time and within budget to the client's satisfaction