Derbyshire County Council required a new 1.7 kilometre link road for access to the old Seymour Colliery site, complete with new water drainage solutions and sewer infrastructure.
The task at hand formed part of a high-profile re-development project at the old colliery site, set to be called Markham Vale. Located at Junction 29a of the M1, it was essential that the new road was handled by trusted specialists in civil engineering and infrastructure.
Having successfully worked on the drainage and sewage for the existing Markham Vale site plots, FACE was recommended to and approached by Eurovia to be the primary sub-contractor. We would be responsible for planning and constructing the much-needed link road to form the gateway to the new site, which would also provide the main route for businesses and trade.
Challenges and requirements facing the project
FACE was tasked with planning and constructing the industrial link road. This would require using almost two decades of experience when it comes to Section 278 highway agreements, storm and foul sewers, and the provision for appropriate drainage along the new route.
Access was required to four newly developed industrial plots that have been created on the old colliery site. This involved the additional construction of two new refuges, both with crossings that would also require tactile paving for the visually impaired. Belisha Beacons were used to provide additional visibility to the crossings for motorists, primarily in the evenings, and in poor weather conditions. NAL sockets were essential to provide future proofing and to provide easy replacement should repair be needed.
With the link road needing two new islands located at the new entrance to Erin Road, lane closures were required to complete the work. To meet the existing legislation, FACE liaised with the Derbyshire Highways Agency to request and obtain the required permits. This allowed the use of two-way lights and temporary lane closures to the existing carriageway, ensuring that disruption was kept to a minimum and allowing us to maintain an impeccable safety record with zero incidents.
With our efficient planning and our commitment to delivering projects on time, there was no need for unsociable working hours, thus, reducing unnecessary costs to the client. All work was completed during standard working hours and during the normal working week.
The new link road is now a major trade route into the Markham Vale business park, helping to create approximately 5,000 new jobs and making the completed project essential to the sites success. Ultimately, FACE have helped to bring industry, trade, and new jobs together.
Our contribution to the re-development of Seymour Colliery and the newly named Markham Vale park was completed on schedule in July of 2017 and within budget.
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