Colston Lane, Harby

Leicestershire, LE14

StatusIn Progress
ClientUnity IG Developments Ltd
ServicesPre-planning, Civil and Structural
Project Value£4.5 million

The development of 53 high quality residential units on the site of a former dairy farm in Leicestershire.

This development in Leicestershire on the former site of a dairy farm and cheese factory, will comprise of 53 new dwellings will comprise of 2, 3 and 4 bedroom houses. Out of these 53 new homes, 19 of these will be affordable housing to be distributed throughout the site. With the site having been derelict for over 20 years, the development is a welcome proposal in the local village due to employment opportunities and other benefits to the community.

Drainage Strategy

Dice were instructed to carry out the drainage strategy to support any Reserved Matters applications. The Environment Agency (EA) flood maps show the site to be within Flood Zone 1, hence the site is considered to be at low risk of surface water flooding. With the Flood Risk Assessment already completed, our engineers considered the existing drainage infrastructure and suitable discharge points to design a drainage/SUDS strategy to support planning permission. The production of the drainage/SUDS layout drawings included a general arrangement of attenuation facilities.

Dice also completed the external works and private drainage design work, which included detailed design of foul and storm water private drainage networks and the preparation of all drainage drawings.

The site required detailed design of a new site access and footway improvement works on Colston Lane, to obtain full Section 278 approval. Dice completed the Section 278 highway design works, including the design of horizontal and vertical highway alignments, production of highway design drawings, preparation of coloured plans for adoption agreements, and production of full highway setting out reports.

Our engineers were also appointed to complete the Section 38/104 design work. After liaising with the relevant authorities and stakeholders, they designed the horizontal and vertical highway alignments, the on-site sewer networks (in accordance with the agreed drainage strategy) and the storm water network (ensuring compliance with Local Lead Flooding Authority and Environment Agency requirements). This was then followed up by with the production of the accompanying drawings and reports.

Dice were instructed for the structural works associated with the project too, including the structural design and specification of circa 53 units, comprising of 4 house type variations. The substructure design work included the preparation of master general arrangement drawings, consideration of foundation types and layout and the preparation of structural calculations. Meanwhile, the superstructure design work comprised of the structural design of individual dwellings for the four house type variations and the preparation of plot specific structural specification.

The Stage 2 Road Safety Audit was carried out in accordance with Design Manual for Roads and Bridges standard GG 119 (former HD19) Road Safety Audit, and consisted of a full document review, a site visit and a report identifying any safety issues or other general observations.

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