The Structural Engineer > Archive > Volume 55 (1977) > Issues > Issue 2 > Underground Car Park at the House of Commons, London: Geotechnical Aspects
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Underground Car Park at the House of Commons, London: Geotechnical Aspects

The basic problem was to construct an underground car park 18.5 m deep in close proximity to the priceless historic buildings of the Palace of Westminster, including Westminster Hall the Houses of Commons and Big Ben Clock Tower. The problem was accentuated by the fact that there is no building over the car park and therefore the full effects of the free heave of the London clay will be realised.

Author(s): Burland J.B. and Hancock R.J.R.