Innovative solutions – how we solved the problem

Innovative solutions - how we solved the problem

In construction and engineering, challenges are a constant, and the ability to devise innovative solutions is a hallmark of excellence. 

At Smart Power Civils (SPC), we take pride in our problem-solving capabilities and project management expertise. In this blog, we present a compelling case study that showcases the skill and determination of our team as they tackled a complex project and delivered an innovative solution that exceeded client expectations.

The need

The grid site was situated on a reed bed and flooded. The site needed to be raised by 2m to make it usable.

The brief

To design a compliant solution and fulfil all civils works for the following: 

  • Site formation levels (raise levels out of reed beds by 2m)
  • Raise all ducts drainage bases for machines (and connection to grid)
  • Earthing
  • Ducting
  • Fencing
  • Create bases for machines

The solution

We used the Terram design to construct a piling platform that would raise the site to the level required. Vibro compaction was then used to reduce settlement caused by the 2m of infill and use of equipment.

“Taking on a flooded site of this nature and magnitude was an exciting, yet challenging, project. Through the sheer initiative and determination of our expert design team we were able to devise a solution that demonstrated what we do best – solving complex problems via innovation. The entire project was a mammoth undertaking from start to finish, involving high voltage cables, multiple contractors and client management. As always, we delivered above and beyond expectations – nailing the customer brief on time and to budget.”

James Brennan SPC Director

SPC management team

Success in design and construction is only achieved when led by a strong, engineering-backed Project Team. 

Our designers have in-depth knowledge of the construction process, and our management is defined by a consistent attitude to maintaining a safety and quality-focused culture. 

The SPC team work closely and tirelessly with our customers to deliver on time, to budget, and above client expectations.

The SPC designers possess in-depth knowledge of the construction process, empowering them to craft ingenious solutions for even the most intricate challenges. From the initial design stages to the final delivery, the SPC team works tirelessly alongside clients, ensuring that projects are completed on time, within budget and beyond client expectations.


The case study of the flooded site exemplifies SPC’s dedication to innovation, problem-solving, and exemplary project management. It showcases how the SPC team transformed a challenging site into a functional and compliant space, overcoming complexities while delivering on their promise of excellence.

At SPC, we are not just builders; we are solution architects, working hand in hand with clients to transform visions into reality. Our track record of success and the commitment of our management team drive us forward, ensuring that every project we undertake sets new benchmarks in the industry.

Delivering infrastructure excellence with Smart Power Civils

Smart Power Civils (SPC) is a dynamic civil engineering company dedicated to delivering cutting-edge solutions in the UK. We are a division of Fabric Architecture – the industry leader in designing and installing tensile fabric structures that impress. From inception through to build, installation and maintenance, we create structures that deliver on creativity, functionality, and sustainability.

With a strong focus on innovation and sustainability, our team of experienced professionals combines technical expertise with a customer-centric approach, ensuring every project is executed to the highest standards.

Working with SPC offers many advantages

  • Our commitment to innovation means we stay at the forefront of industry trends, employing the latest technologies and methodologies.
  • We prioritize open communication, collaborating closely with clients to understand their unique requirements and deliver tailored solutions.
  • Our relentless dedication to quality, safety, and timely project completion ensures peace of mind and successful outcomes.

Choose SPC for exceptional results and a seamless experience from start to finish.

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