Extensive infrastructure and highways works

Stanton Cross Highways and Infrastructure

Extensive infrastructure and highways works

  • Client:

    Bovis Riverside LLP

  • Location:

    Wellingborough Road, Northamptonshire

  • Sector:

    Infrastructure and Highways

  • Project Value:

    £3.75 million

Project Scope

  • Roundabout construction on existing road
  • 900m of storm drainage
  • Attenuation
  • Overhead powerline diversion
  • Medium pressure gas protection works
  • Installation of culverts and oil interceptor
  • Detailed traffic management planning
  • 100,000m3 of earthworks
  • Street lights, traffic signs and street furniture

Project Overview

Bovis Homes and St Modwen Properties teamed up to deliver Stanton Cross, a flagship industrial logistics park and residential development of around 3,750 homes, with schools, shops, surgeries and recreational spaces.

This major investment in the new neighborhood will bring improvements to infrastructure and facilities in the area.

The close connection to the A1, M1, A45/A14 and Midland Mainline earmarked the Stanton Cross development as the future strategic hub. ECL was contracted by Bovis Homes to provide access and roadworks under an S278 agreement, and infrastructure works to facilitate the development.
The works commenced immediately on the off-line section of a new roundabout Wellingborough Road - required under planning - to provide safe access for HGVs.

Storm and outfall drainage was installed, along with an oil interreceptor to provide attenuation.
To account for the high levels of traffic, detailed traffic management planning was required for the works to be completed safely.

Due to close proximity to the various existing business, railway station and the town, we were required to facilitate diversions of both overhead and underground services, and interface these with the planned infrastructure.

Gas protection works were completed by a specialist subcontractor, to enable our works around the live gas main.

Project Challenges

Risk assessments and method statements were audited and updated regularly and strictly adhered to by the site team to prevent delays and incidents. The availability of height restrictors for the excavators and a team specifically trained in safe systems of work gave ECL the edge when working around the live high voltage overhead cables. The use of in-house vacuum excavators ensured a safe environment for our operatives when identifying live services below the ground. Our team provided support to work around the live underground services, from trial holes to building working connections with the utilities.

Project Outcome

Our ability to plan projects in detail and collaborate with stakeholders, service providers and the Environment Agency, enabled the work on this project to proceed efficiently. To date, the site remains incident-free despite the numerous challenges and ECL’s Health & Safety record is unprecedented. The fast and efficient progress so far with the enabling works for the land parcel and proposed industrial development means we will be able to offer continuous support to Bovis Homes in the area.

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