The Thakeham Partnerships Team secured the site for Clarion after successfully partnering on previous projects.
This site has its challenges; with extreme topography, access considerations required, and unique ecology to name but a few.
Across all our projects, it’s of upmost importance to Thakeham that the community comes first, at all stages of the build. Initially, the local community was very against the scheme. Access to the site is via an existing housing estate, and parked cars made access tricky.
Access challenges were further compounded by our need to remove around 3000 lorry loads of chalk and 800 lorry loads of muck.
We agreed with local residents a route for traffic through the estate, and appointed not only a gateman, but also persons stationed across the estate to ensure traffic was following prescribed routes. We also bought a wheel washing unit, similar to a car wash to ensure minimal muck was spread from the site.
On time, on budget
Despite all these challenges, on-site developments are on-schedule to be delivered in April 2022.
CONTRACT VALUE: £23.9M