Works are now complete on the S278 site access works for the Persimmon Homes development off Quarry Hill Road, Ilkeston. The ghost island junction forms access to the 300 dwelling site, to which we provided strategic highways advice and were successful in negotiating a simple ghost island junction over the complex traffic signal design, agreed by others at the planning stage.
We have assisted with the construction works being carried out by Winvic and the new roundabout is now open to traffic. Going forward, we will be assisting with the Stage 3 Road Safety Audit and obtaining the completion certificate from Leicestershire County Council.
Works are now complete on the S278 ghost island junction, forming access to the Persimmon Residential development at Hathern Road, Shepshed. We assisted Persimmon Homes from the planning stage up to the completion of the construction works.
After a long gestation, the Design Code and Vehicular Access Strategy that will guide the build out of this sustainable urban extension have been approved by North West Leicestershire District Council and Leicestershire County Council highways. It’s great to continue to play our part in the ongoing development of this strategic site. Next stop detailed design!
With credit to Winvic, and thanks to Mountpark, the following link shows a time lapse video of an access roundabout we designed. The roundabout serves a new employment development at Battleflat Lodge Farm at Bardon Hill in Coalville. Our involvement started at the feasibility stage, helped achieve planning consent, we gained technical approval of the detailed design of the roundabout, and assisted Mountpark and Winvic construct the works. It is wonderful to watch one’s efforts come to life.
Broxtowe Borough Council have approved a planning application for new hub retail units, façade alterations, and other changes at British Land’s popular Giltbrook Shopping Park, where tenants include IKEA, Decathlon, Next, and others. Parking is the challenge at Giltbrook, especially when the proposal removes spaces. We assessed the existing and future demand and supply of parking spaces, as well as circulation efficiency. To solve potential problems, part of the application was a new down ramp from IKEA Way to the undercroft parking on the northern part of the site. Visualisation below by Leonard Design Architects.
… is in the details. A small project at Riby in Lincolnshire, providing two semi-detached houses on an empty plot. The local highway authority insisted that all cars should be able to enter and exit the driveway forward, avoiding any reversing on to the fronting A road. A difficult task in itself made more complex by the need to avoid a tree root protection area.