This was a precision foundation for a 40 Tonne, 15m long lathe.
Reinforcement was detailed to simplify the fixing of the bars within a very complex shaped base.
Ducts, sumps and oilways constructed to accurate falls and sizes were designed to collect and transport away cutting oil and swarf. This design also included shaped pockets to receive the anchor bolts for the lathe.
The base is supported on a series of piles and incorporates cantilevered areas of slab to prevent the base from loading a nearby surface water drain.