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Newbury Parkway

Newbury in Berkshire has been transformed with a new vibrant ‘streetscape’ retail scheme. The £60m town centre development included retail stores, together with a significant number of residential units.

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The Project

  • Value £3.2m
  • Duration 24 months
  • Location Newbury Town Centre
  • Architects Building Design Partnership
  • Client Shearer Property Group / Standard Life Investments
  • Main Contractor Costain

Key Features

  • Five Podium roof Gardens
  • Street Level hard and soft Landscaping
  • Bespoke Gates, fencing and balustrades
  • Stainless steel planters
  • Oak Pergolas, seating and bin store
  • European Redwood decking

Key Stats

  • 3,000m²
    Granite Paving
  • 3,500m²
    Podium roof gardens
  • 200m
    Bespoke ACO drainage
  • 900m³
    Reinforced concrete
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Project Challenges

  • Cranes did not reach all section of podium
  • Off site yard required to store materials
  • Working around scaffold and other trades
  • Levels issues with the structural slab
  • Installation of utilities
  • Preceding groundworker went out of business

Newbury Parkway

Newbury in Berkshire has been transformed with a new vibrant ‘streetscape’ retail scheme. The £60m town centre development included retail stores, together with a significant number of residential units.

The scheme is being developed by the Shearer Property Group, backed by Standard Life Investments. As the Landscape contractor we added value to this £3m package by essential value engineering, which was required in order to get the scheme within budget. In order not to lose the initial design intent we work closely with the Project Team to keep things on track.

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Work consists of the following:

  • Detail design of all hard and soft landscaping including drainage to all parts of the site including surface drainage Aco drains (278 & 106 works).
  • 3000m2 of granite paving.
  • 6000m3 of fibre reinforced concrete.
  • 3000m3 steel reinforced concrete.
  • Several hundred metres of granite kerbs.
  • Formwork to curved in situ wall and ramp.
  • Access chambers, recessed service and duct covers.
  • Bespoke gates and fencing.
  • Installation of granite steps on all pedestrian areas.
  • Bespoke stainless steel balustrades to steps and ramps.
  • Street furniture, including benches, litter bins, cycle hoops and door guards.
  • Several hundred metres of Bespoke Aco drain in central street.
  • Lighting.
  • Design development and installation of the tree pits in the hard landscape areas using tree sands, semi-mature tree planting and approx 1000m2 of ornamental planting.
  • Topsoil and substrate development for each locations for planting, grass at ground level and planting and grass areas on podium levels.
  • Develop and install automatic irrigation.
  • Also detail design of five podium roofs including drainage (4000m2 Aquadrain), hard landscaping, walling, paving, drainage, steel & timber screens, steps, and general soft landscaping.
  • 12 months maintenance.

Logistically a very difficult project in terms of day-to-day working due to site access and egress restrictions, coordination of other trades and generally working in very tight areas with minimal manoeuvrability.

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