Gardiners Park, Basildon

31st January 2022

Civil Engineering Design, Flooding & Drainage, Transport

Client: Inland Homes

Development: A multi-stage phased development located in Basildon. This includes the construction of new highways, residential areas, a school, a new football ground and an employment area. This will provide 700 homes and 25,000 square meters of commercial space.

Work undertaken by Stomor: Flood Risk Assessment, Transport Assessment, Travel Plan, Means of Access Plan, and Drainage Strategies

Utilising a Flood Risk Assessment and other associated works, Stomor prepared a variety of drainage strategies using SuDS (Sustainable Drainage Systems) to manage surface water runoff across the development, while providing treatment and storage. Throughout the project, Stomor focused on utilising SuDS as part of the public open space. Additionally, providing accessible green space throughout the drainage network allowed it to function as more than just a utility. In conjunction, care was taken to work alongside ecologists and arboriculturists to incorporate these SuDS features into the pre-existing ecological settings of the site. This encourages ecological diversity to thrive within the development.

As part of the responsibilities of a new development, Stomor carried out a Transport Assessment for the site. This included a connected means of access plan and Travel Plan for the site. Throughout the course of the Transport Assessment, sustainable transport was a focal point of plans for the development. Pedestrian and cyclist safety was considered throughout the works. This is especially true of the provision of a new school in the development; Stomor’s experience and expertise in school Travel Assessments ensured that the needs of education are integrated throughout the development’s transport network.

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