Highways – East West Route, Colchester

Client: Churchmanor Estates Plc

Architect: Stanley Bragg Partnership

Contractor: RG Carter (Colchester) Ltd

Quantity Surveyor: Gill Associates

Richard Jackson Ltd have provided advice on a number of sites on the Cuckoo Farm redevelopment area between north Colchester and the A12. This project involves relocation of a major employer to the redevelopment area.

Richard Jackson Ltd have been responsible for the detailed civil and structural design of this 170,000sq ft factory and associated infrastructure. The surface water drainage connects to an adjacent water course with the flow restricted to the Greenfield run off role. Attenuation is provided by a storage lagoon.

The infrastructure works include over a kilometer of new road, half of which is dual carriageway, forming the first phase of the proposed east-west relief road north of Colchester. Connections to the main sewers are being delayed pending completion of the relief road. In the meantime the scheme has been designed with on-site temporary sewage treatment incorporating reed beds.