Coastal regeneration

A Marks & Spencer food store, an Aldi supermarket and a care home are open for business on a former caravan park in Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex. The first residents have moved in to a 216-home Taylor Wimpey development on the site.

The new access road and associated highways infrastructure were designed by Motion for Martello Land and Property. As lead consultant, the team ensured that all plots had access to water, gas, drainage, electricity and telecoms services. The company also advised on drainage and flood risk matters for the scheme, which is protected by sea defences.

Motion’s involvement with the project spans three years. Associate Director Julian Smith says, “As the development is being built, the key objective has been to carefully manage the significant levels of heavy construction traffic and general building activities. Close monitoring of the works through regular site meetings, inspection visits and liaison with third parties has helped to avoid major remedial works to the new infrastructure.”

 

This article first appeared in the Winter 2018/19 issue of Insight.

Image credit: © Stewart Oxley LRPS

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