A major investment just outside of Southampton to connect 1,400 new homes to the local network whilst preserving an ecologically important landscape.
To support the development of 1,400 new homes on the site of a former golf course at Boorley, the consortium of Bloor homes, Bovis Homes and Linden Homes were required to build the new bypass as a reinforcement of the local infrastructure.
Our team of civil engineers, quantity surveyors and project managers, led by our Managing Directors Matt Kennedy and Mark Chandler, were appointed to procure and manage the new bypass. The bypass is 1.1km long with a 20m single-span concrete bridge on greenfield land.
The site is ecologically sensitive and the design and implementation of the bridge work was undertaken in a way to preserve as much of the local flora and fauna as possible, as well as allowing bats to traverse the valley in their natural habitat whilst avoiding vehicular traffic, with a bespoke lighting strategy which minimises the impacts of artificial lighting on bat foraging routes.
Our project managers led the stakeholder management for achieving approvals from both Hampshire County Council for road works and Eastleigh Borough Council for planning works, whilst managing a consortium of three individual home developers.
Project Director David Evans:
“We’re delighted to open the bridge to the public after what was a technically challenging project. We’d like to thank Hampshire County Council, Eastleigh Borough Council and Highways England for their support throughout, and especially the local community for their patience and understanding while the work was carried out.”