VHE return to Swadlincote
06 November 2019
VHE have returned to the Swadlincote site on the border of Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Staffordshire to carry out infrastructure works on behalf of client Harworth Group.
Following the successful completion of the earthworks phase to prepare the land for residential development VHE negotiated the full package of infrastructure work. Construction works include the Section 38 spine road into the site, the Section 278 entrance roundabout and the Section 104 drainage elements relating to the roads and balancing ponds.
The construction of the main foul water pumping station will form part of the main works. VHE will be coordinating service installations by utility installers, building both the substation and gas governor housing and installing the main section of street lighting. The works require the procurement and installation of large diameter culverts that will facilitate the diversion of an existing brook to enable the roundabout to be built and access to the development area. Current works will tie in to the existing deep combined sewer drain and the new foul mains.
The works are being undertaken under an ICC design and construct contract with the appointment of Curtins as VHE’s designer under a novated agreement. Works are on schedule to complete April 2020.
Previous works on the wider site included the remediation of a former open cast site with ground improvement by Rolling Dynamic Compaction (RDC). VHE created a 13 Hectare development area, SUDS ponds, drainage and installed a temporary bridge and access. In-house stabilisation equipment was used to create an access and compound without the need to import material and we used the latest solar powered CCTV security system to further enhance our sustainability credentials. The site is now being developed by Avant Homes.
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