Re-modelling of a steep 6½ acre hillside site into three horizontal plateaus required specialist expertise in order to ensure the optimum site preparation process.Andrew Coupe,
Project Executive Haywood Estates
Engineers at BSP played a key role in developing a new Enterprise Village in Leicestershire and have now been retained to look at the feasibility of creating another in Lincolnshire.
The company was the oversight soils engineer for Old Dalby Enterprise Village – a project which has transformed a steep hillside, brownfield site to create three horizontal plateaus using soil stabilisation techniques. This will enable the development of up to 25 fully serviced building plots, available freehold, with full infrastructure of roads, mains electricity, street lighting, mains water and sewerage.
Developed by Haywood Estates (UK) LLP on a site that was formerly part of an MoD base, the Enterprise Village sits alongside the established Crown Business Park.
Demand for the site, with plots from 100 sq m to 1,000 sq m, has exceeded expectations.
Supported by LLEP through the Growing Places Fund, the development is suitable for offices, workshops, research and development and light industry.
Haywood Estates, which has more than 20 years’ experience of creating successful and dynamic business communities across England and Wales, subsequently appointed BSP to carry out work as part of a feasibility study on a potential site in Lincolnshire for another Enterprise Village.
Andrew Coupe, project team executive at Haywood Estates (UK) LLP, said: “We commissioned BSP Consulting to assess the ground conditions, organise soils testing and complete a feasibility assessment.
“BSP Consulting were then able to advise our in-house team and main contractor with regard to enhanced soil stabilisation techniques and agree the specifications for soil stabilisation using binders such as lime and cement. They also provided professional oversight of the site preparation and review of the test results on completion.”
- Civil Engineering
Oversight soils engineer for an Enterprise Village, with feasibility involvement for a potential second site.