Residential & Development Engineering

We believe that residential and development engineering advice should commence at the initial design stage, to enable civil engineering input into the proposed site layout plan, with particular regard to junction location, visibility splays, road alignment, finished floor levels and drainage.

This allows any constraints to be identified at the planning stage, so that the scheme put forward to the Planning Authority can be constructed once planning permission is granted.

Once planning permission has been granted, the developer is obliged to obtain Technical Approval from the Highway Authority and Water Authority for the adoptable highways and sewers serving the development, in order for them to be adopted under a Section 38 Agreement (highways) and Section 104 Agreement (sewers).

The Benefits

The benefits of using our residential and development engineering services are:

  • Helping you to secure planning permission
  • Overcoming existing site constraints to unlock development potential
  • Fully engineered solutions that are acceptable to the Adopting Authorities
  • Solutions that are cost effective to the client

How We Can Help

We have vast experience in the preparation of civil engineering designs for all types of development.

We are able to undertake all the necessary engineering design work for a development site, from the initial conception stage through to the securing of planning approval, obtaining technical approval for all elements of the design and finally providing construction drawings for tendering and site works.

We combine expertise in residential and development engineering with sound commercial awareness and understanding.

We always strive to ensure the optimum outcome for the client, minimising the financial exposure, maximising the development potential and devising intelligent, cost effective engineering solutions, whilst ensuring the design is in accordance with both local and national design standards.

Our services include:

  • Initial Site Appraisals with respect to vehicle and pedestrian access, drainage and utilities
  • Helping you to secure planning permission
  • Detailed design (vertical and horizontal) of highways using the latest software
  • Detailed design of adoptable and private drainage, including attenuation and SUDS to satisfy National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF)
  • Determination of finished floor levels and external levels for the entire development
  • Cut and fill analysis using the latest ground modelling software to ensure excavated material is balanced on-site wherever possible
  • Preparation of construction detail drawings for all elements of the scheme
  • Preparation of legal drawings for Section 38 and Section 104 agreements
  • Liaison with Statutory Bodies to obtain technical approval and discharge planning conditions
  • Close liaison with the design team providing civil engineering advice to ensure the most cost effective design solutions
  • Compilation of Conveyance Plans

Examples of Our Work

Former St John’s School Site, Marlborough: 169 residential dwellings including road, sewer, pumping station and balancing pond design on behalf of Crest Nicholson South West Ltd.

Blackmore Business and Technology Park, Malvern: Detailed design of 300m of Industrial access road and associated drainage, plus 200 m of stream diversion works. More…

Jacobean Moorings, Solihull: Cut and fill analysis for a proposed canal boat marina.

Penarth Heights: 377 residential dwellings including road, sewer, pumping station & cut and fill design on behalf of Crest Nicholson South West Ltd.

TS Tech, Highworth: Detailed design of drainage, proposed levels and service yard for a factory extension.

Abbotswood, Romsey: Detailed design of roads, sewers and external levels, as well as a cut and fill analysis, for an 800 dwelling residential development with new local centre on behalf of a consortium. More…

Northgate Public Car Park, Devizes: Detailed design of public car park and surface water attenuation, on behalf of Kennett District Council.

Eden Park, Littlehampton: Detailed design of roads, sewers, pumping station, slab and external levels for a 396 dwelling residential development on behalf of Taylor Wimpey.

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