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A £1.5bn development including 5,500 new homes, 80,000m² of new employment and retail space, three primary schools and a secondary school. The development also included new local centres, a library, a business park and community park over a total of 1,200 acres of land.

Our Role

We had a wide-ranging role for this major project. Our responsibilities included:

  • Managing a consortium development board as lead Development Partner 
  • Leading all non-house building strategic delivery activities (land, planning, technical, production, commercial and marketing)
  • Leading all road and infrastructure implementation 
  • Dealing with land sales and ancillary development management 
  • Developing procurement, appointment and payment processes
  • Resident Engineer
  • Running infrastructure RM applications
  • Arranging S73 and S96 applications on behalf of the clients

The Outcome

We commenced work on the project in 2014. By 2022, we had facilitated: 

  • A new outline planning permission for the scheme 
  • Significant cost savings for our partners 
  • Over 1000 new homes in construction 
  • The delivery and opening of major new roads around the development
  • Early opening of the primary schools, and opening of the local centre, leisure centre and community hub 
  • Development of the Sherford skills centre for local training and employment 
  • Planting 250,000 trees and five miles of wildlife corridors 
  • A saving of over £30m on infrastructure/abnormal costs

Project Highlights

  • Client: Taylor Wimpey and Vistry Partnerships, Clarion Housing

Key Team Members

Senior Consultant – Utilities

Adam Melia

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Project Manager

Ailsa Nicol

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Associate Project Director, Development Management Group

Alan Cunningham

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Principal Highways and Transportation Consultant

Andy Eggleston

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Group Development Director

Andy Tinnelly

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Associate - Development and Planning

Annabel Le Lohé

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Group Director of Cost and Commercial / Head of South West Office

Anthony Brown

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Principal Project Manager

Becky Synnott

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Project Consultant Engineer

Cheuk Yin Liu (Jacky)

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Civil Technician

Chris Woodgates

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Senior Engineer

Christian McArdle

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Principal Utilities Engineer

Danny Lloyd-Jones

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