Robert West has been delivering highways and infrastructure design for over 30 years. During this time we have designed a multitude of assets including bridges, roads, gyratory systems, cycleways, pedestrian priority areas, signalised junctions, retaining walls, subways, earthworks, drainage and sewerage systems, pumping stations, car parks, loading bays, bus stations, railway stations, marinas, pontoons and river walls.
Modern developments will frequently incur the provision of some such features. Through careful and innovative design, we will seek to minimise the extent, content and therefore costs of these provisions, consistent with meeting acceptable standards of safety and operation.
Skylon Park is a 72-acre industrial and commercial development to promote economic growth in the area. It lies on former wartime munitions ‘brownfield land’ and named after the futuristic-looking slender, vertical structure that was fabricated in Hereford in 1951 for the Festival of Britain. The appropriate infrastructure to attract developers and owner-occupiers to build on individual prepared plots is being provided by the Hereford Enterprise Zone (HEZ).
Robert West were approached to provide engineering support to an existing client contractor who was constructing this prestigious new public space.
The contractor was seeking. through value engineering, to ensure that the project was quick, easy and cost effective to build. Robert West redesigned substantial elements of the infrastructure, bringing a pragmatic and contractor-friendly approach to the project.
The design of primary infrastructure for a 450-unit residential development, including 1.1km of primary distribution road linking the A29 roundabout to a proposed roundabout on the A272 east of Billingshurst. Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems (SUDS) and foul drainage networks, and public open space were also incorporated into our design package.
Robert West have responsibility for discharge of all reserved matters for the development and are responsible for obtaining technical approval for highway works as part of the Section 278 Agreement. All designs are required to be carried out in accordance with the outline planning consent for the development and associated Section 106 Agreement.
Robert West Consulting was commissioned by Springhill Farms (located in market garden country of rural Worcestershire growing, amongst others, potatoes for Walkers crisps!), having previously worked successfully on their site, providing a reservoir for both irrigation and drainage purposes.
On this occasion, the brief was to design and secure technical approvals for a new junction (three arm roundabout) on the A44 to provide access to a new development that comprises a five-hectare glasshouse and anaerobic digester facility. In addition, Robert West Consulting provided feasibility, transport planning, procurement advice and construction administration for the on-site works.