Project Experience

StanwayStanway Western Relief Road, Colchester

Project: Stanway Western Relief Road is situated on the western outskirts of Colchester and provides one of the main approaches to the new Lakelands development on the site of a former sand and gravel works. Lakelands Phase 2 is currently under construction and, when complete, the mixed-use Lakelands development will comprise up to 800 dwellings, 5 hectares of employment development, a primary school and large areas of active open space. The primary infrastructure works, with an approximate value of £10m, include 500,000cu.m of earthworks cut/fill, a 2km single carriageway relief road and the re-alignment of Church Lane including a new bridge over the relief road.

Role: Design Manager and CDM Co-ordinator involving regular liaison/co-ordination with key stakeholders including the planning authority (Colchester Borough Council), the highway authority (Essex County Council), the developer (O&H Properties Ltd), the contractor (GKL Group) as well as regular co-ordination with the design team.

Nottingham Science ParkNottingham Science Park

Project: High-tech science and innovation park off the A6005 University Boulevard in Nottingham. Striking modern architectural buildings include the Highfields Centre, an automotive academy for Toyota and Central College, and No.1 Nottingham Science Park, an award-winning building for innovative green-tech companies. The development also comprises a series of interconnecting wooden lily pads suspended above a central wetland habitat providing public access between the buildings.

Role: Project Manager and Lead Designer for the Section 278 adoptable highway works and enabling earthworks for the first phase of the development which required working closely with the contractor, the developer (Blueprint), the local highway authority and statutory undertakers.

NG2NG2 Business Park, Nottingham

Project: 17 hectare strategic commercial development on the site of the former Royal Ordnance Factory off the A453 Queens Drive on the south-western edge of Nottingham city centre comprising iconic buildings such as the Arc and Cirrus and home to occupiers such as Mercedes Benz, Speedo, Homebase, Geldards, Experian, HSBC, HBOS, Black Horse and Innes England.

Role: Lead designer and contract administrator for Section 278 and Section 38 adoptable highway works and Section 104 adoptable drainage works associated with the primary infrastructure to serve the development which included alterations to a new signalised junction on Queens Drive designed to facilitate the future tram extension through the business park.

NBPNottingham Business Park

Project: 120 acre landscaped business park with commercial premises including major organisations such as DVLA, the Highways Agency and David Wilson Homes situated close to M1 Junction 26 to the north of Nottingham off the A6002 Woodhouse Way.

Role: Lead designer and contract administrator for Section 278 and Section 38 adoptable highway works and Section 104 adoptable drainage works associated with the primary infrastructure as well as the design and supervision of civil engineering infrastructure and earthworks for individual plots.

M&S EMDCM&S Distribution Unit, EMDC

Project: 1,000,000sq.ft distribution warehouse at East Midlands Distribution Centre, Castle Donington located close to Junction 24a of the M1 and East Midlands Airport. The distribution centre was purpose-built for Marks & Spencer with 25 metre-high eaves, warehousing, offices, car parking and a vehicle maintenance unit. A rail freight terminal and sidings are situated adjacent to the distribution unit.

Role: Lead designer for the Section 38 highway works and the significant private infrastructure works required. The project involved regular liaison with Leicestershire County Council Highways and Severn Trent Water as well as the developer (First Industrial) and contractor (Winvic).

NewmarketNewmarket Lane, Wakefield

Project: Redevelopment of the former Newmarket Colliery site on the northern outskirts of Wakefield.  The £1.8M Phase 1 Infrastructure Works comprised a new signalised junction at the A642 Aberford Road/Newmarket Lane junction and adoptable/private highway and drainage infrastructure to open up the first phase of the industrial development site.

Role: NEC3 Project Manager and CDM Co-ordinator involving regular liaison/co-ordination with key stakeholders including the Designer (BWB Consulting Ltd), the Highway Authority (Wakefield Council), the Developer (Yorkcourt) and the Contractor (Buckingham Group Contracting Ltd).

Prince of Wales Colliery, Pontefract

Project: Redevelopment of the former Prince of Wales Colliery site on the northern outskirts of Pontefract.  A £1.7M earthworks and remediation scheme and subsequent Phase 1 Infrastructure project involved the remediation and processing of on-site materials on the former colliery site to create suitable development platforms and infrastructure comprising a new signalised junction on the A639 Park Road together with adoptable/private highway and drainage infrastructure to open up the first phase of the mixed-use development site.  The site will ultimately comprise up to 900 new homes and 21,500 sq.m of employment development.

Role: NEC3 Project Manager and CDM Co-ordinator for the earthworks and remediation contract involving regular liaison/co-ordination with key stakeholders including the Designer (BWB Consulting Ltd), the Developer (Harworth Estates) and the Contractor (Cheetham Hill Construction).  CDM Co-ordinator for the subsequent Phase 1 Infrastructure works involving regular liaison/co-ordination with the above stakeholders and the Infrastructure Works Contractor, VHE Construction Ltd.

Nottingham 26 Business Park, Eastwood

Project: Redevelopment of a former opencast site on the northern outskirts of Eastwood in Nottinghamshire.  The earthworks scheme comprised a cut/fill bulk earthworks exercise to create development platforms for future development.  Infrastructure works were completed in tandem which comprised a new roundabout access to the site off the A610.  The site is expected to comprise up to 800,000 sq.ft of warehouse/distribution development when complete.

Role: CDM Co-ordinator/Principal Designer involving regular liaison/co-ordination with key stakeholders including the Developer (IM Properties/First Industrial), the Project Manager (RLB), the Designer (BWB Consulting Ltd) and the Contractor (Buckingham Group Contracting Ltd).

Optimus Point, Glenfield, Leicester

Project: New distribution park next to M1 Junction 21A at Glenfield in Leicestershire.  The Phase 1 Infrastructure works comprised the widening of a link road off the A46 to dual-carriageway standard, the enlargement and signalisation of an existing roundabout and the provision of new on-site adoptable highway and drainage infrastructure to serve the initial phases of development.

Role: NEC3 Site Supervisor involving the checking of materials and workmanship during construction, checking that safe systems of work were in place and regular liaison/co-ordination with key stakeholders including the Developer (Wilson Bowden Developments), the Designers (White Young Green/BWB Consulting Ltd), the Contractor (North Midland Construction Ltd), the Highway Authorites (Highways England/Leicestershire County Council) and the Drainage Authority (Severn Trent Water).

Doncaster Inland Port

Project: New 700-acre rail-served warehouse/distribution park off the M18 south of Doncaster.  Significant earthworks were required involving the creation of borrow pits to generate suitable fill material to form development platforms. The associated infrastructure works comprised a new dual-carriageway access road off the newly constructed ‘Finningley and Rossington Regeneration Route Scheme’ (FARRRS) off Junction 3 of the M18 and associated on-site access roads, drainage and utilities.

Role: Principal Designer for the Infrastructure Works Contract involving regular liaison/co-ordination with key stakeholders including the Developer (Verdion), the Project Manager (RLB), the Designer (BWB Consulting Ltd) and the Contractor (Buckingham Group Contracting Ltd).