Robert West has been delivering highways and infrastructure design for over 30 years. During this time we have designed a multitude of assets including bridges, roads, gyratory systems, cycleways, pedestrian priority areas, signalised junctions, retaining walls, subways, earthworks, drainage and sewerage systems, pumping stations, car parks, loading bays, bus stations, railway stations, marinas, pontoons and river walls.
Modern developments will frequently incur the provision of some such features. Through careful and innovative design, we will seek to minimise the extent, content and therefore costs of these provisions, consistent with meeting acceptable standards of safety and operation.
As part of the Department for Education’s free school programme a new comprehensive secondary school in Rainham, Kent will be opened. Robert West were appointed by Bowmer & Kirkland to provide infrastructure services for the access and adjacent highway.
Safe access for users of the school and minimal disruption to local traffic were the key challenges to assess and resolve.
Robert West were commissioned as Principal Designers for a highway improvement scheme to provide vehicle and improved pedestrian access to the newly built Coombe Wood school in Croydon. The services included Section 278, Section 38 agreements and utility diversion including Section 106 agreement for proposed sewer connections into the existing sewer.
Following promotion to the Premiership, Worcester Warriors were required to increase capacity of their Sixways ground together with upgraded parking and access. The Club also agreed to allow Worcester County Council to operate a park & ride facility from the sit on non-match days.
With the existing secondary school being demolished and a new building under construction a detailed design was required for a new permanent access for the school. Having previously obtained a Section 184 Agreement for the temporary access to the site Robert West were ideally placed to provide their services.
The modifications required the widening of the access and junction improvements, which include signalization and staggered crossings in Chertsey Road and at the school access. As these lie within Surrey County Council’s (SCC) road network a Section 278 Agreement is required.
Skylon Park is a 72-acre industrial and commercial development to promote economic growth in the area. It lies on former wartime munitions ‘brownfield land’ and named after the futuristic-looking slender, vertical structure that was fabricated in Hereford in 1951 for the Festival of Britain. The appropriate infrastructure to attract developers and owner-occupiers to build on individual prepared plots is being provided by the Hereford Enterprise Zone (HEZ).
Robert West were approached to provide engineering support to an existing client contractor who was constructing this prestigious new public space.
The contractor was seeking. through value engineering, to ensure that the project was quick, easy and cost effective to build. Robert West redesigned substantial elements of the infrastructure, bringing a pragmatic and contractor-friendly approach to the project.
The design of primary infrastructure for a 450-unit residential development, including 1.1km of primary distribution road linking the A29 roundabout to a proposed roundabout on the A272 east of Billingshurst. Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems (SUDS) and foul drainage networks, and public open space were also incorporated into our design package.
Robert West have responsibility for discharge of all reserved matters for the development and are responsible for obtaining technical approval for highway works as part of the Section 278 Agreement. All designs are required to be carried out in accordance with the outline planning consent for the development and associated Section 106 Agreement.
Robert West Consulting was commissioned by Springhill Farms having previously worked successfully on their site, providing a reservoir for both irrigation and drainage purposes.
On this occasion, the brief was to design and secure technical approvals for a new junction (three arm roundabout) on the A44 to provide access to a new development that comprises a five-hectare glasshouse and anaerobic digester facility. In addition, Robert West Consulting provided feasibility, transport planning, procurement advice and construction administration for the on-site works.