Our project experience ranges from the massive to the minute – no job is too big or too small – and our most recent projects are described on our News page. The following is only a tiny selection of past projects to give a flavour.
South East Coalville Sustainable Urban Extension
Working for a consortium of developers, we initially helped produce a development brief and masterplan for the strategic development area identified in the Core Strategy for 3,500 houses. Subsequent work supported an outline planning application with a Transport Assessment, Travel Plan, and input to an Environmental Statement. Following a resolution to grant consent in December 2013, we helped negotiate the S106 Agreement, discharge conditions, and support reserved matters applications. We are now designing in detail the access junctions and primary highway and drainage infrastructure.
744 Chatsworth Road, Chesterfield
This development of 6 houses was proposed on the land of a large house and its tennis court. Accessed from a shared private driveway directly from the A619, the proposal was refused permission because of concerns about road safety. However, the hearing Inspector accepted our arguments that the access and its visibility would not create problems and planning consent was granted. The development has since been built out and occupied.
East Midlands Gateway, Strategic Rail Freight Interchange
Working as part of Roxhill’s team, this Nationally Strategic Infrastructure Project was granted planning consent in 2016. Adjacent to Castle Donington, the development comprises 6 million sqft of rail served warehouse space and an intermodal freight terminal accommodating up to 16 trains a day. A Transport Working Group was established that included representatives from the six local highway authorities as well as Highways England. Mitigating highway works included alterations to M1 J24, J24A, alterations to the A50 and A453, and a new Kegworth Bypass. Improvements were also made to the pedestrian, cycle and public transport infrastructure to ensure accessibility by these sustainable modes of transport, especially for staff. We continue to work with Roxhill as the proposals are fine tuned to account for specific occupier needs, and to assist the detailed design of the highway works.
North Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire Schools
Working for the Education Funding Agency we have assisted with around 15 school improvement schemes in the two local authority areas. Projects have included new and merged schools, primary and secondary, on new sites, and rebuilding and extending on existing sites. As contractor led schemes, budgets are tight and timescales are challenging, being fixed to immovable school years. Each project is different, but the general themes are the need to cater for parking at drop off and pick up times, without impacting unduly on the local community, and providing appropriate accessibility for the many students who walk, cycle or use the bus.