The c. £6m project, adjacent to Ormeau embankment, involved the construction of a new-build two-storey supermarket/cash & carry and warehouse building with site development works including ancillary car parking, service yards, roadways, a delivery yard, and drainage. The building, which comprises approx. 1900 sqm of floor area, involved the construction of a steel frame on piled foundations with cladded external walls, external block work and a roof with various internal finishes.
The work included the appointment of a specialist subcontractor to undertake a remediation strategy for the contaminated ground, including asbestos removal, as the brownfield site was formerly used as a mill. This involved delineation, testing, classification of soils, removal of identified contaminated soils, followed by verification and approval.
Aerial footage of Asia Supermarket: