Sketchley Brook complete

Following on from our post on 4 February 2019 we are delighted to announce that Carbide Properties have completed their development at Sketchley Brook, Hinckley.  The scheme, totaling 18,900 sqft of retail and trade counter space has been 100% pre-let to tenants: Co-op, Johnson Cleaners, Toolstation, Greggs, Salvation Armey and Consol Tanning Salon; creating circa 50 jobs.  It followed our support at the planning and construction stage with a Transport Assessment, Travel Plan, Delivery Management Plan, and Section 184 Agreement for the access works.  It’s great to see the schemes that we work on come to life.

Handcross complete

We are delighted to announce Carbide Properties have completed their industrial development in Handcross.  It follows our support at the planning stage with a Travel Plan and Statement Statement, and subsequent detailed design of civil engineering works.

Tungsten Park, Handcross, is an industrial warehouse project at the former Wyevale Garden Centre site on London Road, seven miles South of Crawley on the A23 between London and Brighton.  The project consists of two single storey warehouse units totalling 83,000sqft.  Unit 1 is a standalone 43,000sqft unit to be occupied by Pets Corner. Units 2 and 3 are speculative units totalling 40,000sqft  separated by a dividing wall.  Both units were constructed to a BREEAM 2018 ‘Very Good’ rating.


Wilford View Care Home complete

ADC Infrastructure produced a Transport Assessment to support the development of Wilford View Care Home on Brookthorpe Way in Silverdale, Nottingham. Construction is now complete and the building features 83 bedrooms, en-suite wet rooms, communal lounge areas, a café, a cinema room, hairdressing salon and a sun-terrace for residents.


Bardon 3 public consultation

On Monday 9th December we braved the brickbats from residents of Stanton under Bardon to present to them Cuvette/Mountpark’s proposal for a third development at Bardon – Bardon 3.  The development follows on from Bardon 1 on Beveridge Lane, now occupied by Amazon, and Bardon 2 on Victoria Road, where the first unit is currently being built for occupation by VF Corporation. Bardon 3 will provide a further 1.2 million sqft of B2/B8 space.  A planning application will be submitted shortly. Michael Sparks Associates masterplan below.



success in Bedford

Last night Bedford Council resolved to grant consent to Rosconn Strategic Land’s outline application for 200 dwellings at (the aptly named) Graze Hill.  Our Transport Assessment included a design of a new roundabout on Bedford Road, as shown on Define’s masterplan.  We also produced a 3D design of the access road dropping down some challenging levels, to demonstrate it was deliverable.


new headquarters approved

In September 2018 both Nottinghamshire Police and the Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service agreed to develop plans for a shared headquarters at the existing police headquarters at Sherwood Lodge, north of Nottingham. On 5 December 2019, Gedling Borough Council granted consent to their plans. Our initial work examined current operations and found that although there are 350 parking spaces, that fell short of the demand for 450 spaces. The development proposals would require an additional 450 spaces. To assist the masterplanning, we therefore designed additional parking areas, internal roads and circulation space. Our subsequent Transport Assessment assessed the ability of the local roads to accommodate the higher traffic flows, and we designed an improvement scheme for the A60/Burntstump Hill junction.