Infrastructure & Groundworks Park Farm, Wellingborough

Residential Infrastructure and Groundworks Park Farm Wellingborough

  • Client:

    David Wilson Homes

  • Location:

    Park Farm, Wellingborough

  • Sector:


  • Project Value:


Project Scope

  • Section 278 roundabout
  • Groundwork for 600 homes
  • SUDs design drainage system

Project Overview

Development on two fields between Park Farm and the Queensway estate is underway with a mix of one to four-bedroom properties and much needed social housing for the town.

The development will comprise 600 properties, including 180 affordable homes, education, health and sports facilities and dedicated open space.
Developer contributions to the town also include money towards the expansion of All Saints Primary School and a new secondary school at Stanton Cross.

Having a longstanding relationship with David Wilson Homes, we were delighted that our tender and programme, put together by our pre-construction team; Dan Crosk (Principal Estimator), Matt Thornton (Snr Planner), James Brennan (Junior Estimator), Tracey Penwright (Bid Co-ordinator), were well received. As a result, we were subsequently appointed as Principal Contractors for the Park Farm’s infrastructure and groundworks.

Project Challenges

So far we have had to overcome some logistical problems created by the presence of a live badger sett which interrupted the construction sequence. Still, we put forward a temporary solution to work around the situation, which was well-received by David Wilson Homes as it mitigated any delays to the show home opening dates. Our infrastructure arm led by Senior Project Manager John Burrows and site supervisor Dan Loghin facilitated access to the new housing estate, building a new three-arm roundabout along the site’s southern boundary.

Project Outcome

The section 278 roundabout has been developed on an existing high-speed section A509 in Wellingborough whilst maintaining two-way traffic at all times. Our Groundworks arm, project managed by David Fil, will be responsible for delivering the groundworks for 600 homes. The works started in June with a 40 strong team committed to delivering the first show homes in November, which we fulfilled to schedule.

david wilson homes subcontractor of the monthWe are also commissioned to deliver the schemes own SUDs design drainage system. The system will contribute to the developments future sustainability, with proposed ponds, swales and flow control devices to manage the flooding and pollution aspects of drainage and ensure water is eventually channelled into the existing watercourse.

To date, the project has been managed in line with the programme schedule.

Alfred Jata received ‘Sub-contractor of the Month ‘ award from David Wilson Homes.

Awarded for his consistently high quality of work and determination to have the show arena open on time, even if it meant getting his hands dirty.  


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