Jays Close, Basingstoke

Working alongside St Modwen, this project involved the redevelopment of existing office space to create a business park style development comprising of three buildings for open B 1 c, B 2 and B 8 space and two on site A 3 units.

The Brief

The team were tasked with providing pre-application advice followed by a Transport Assessment and Travel Plan as well as advising on site layout options and attending design team meetings. 

Our Approach

Following a site visit, Paul Basham Associates Transport Planning team undertook internal site layout reviews of architectural layouts and took the site from early development through to planning by providing guidance on standards within Design Team Meetings. This involved supporting a pre-application through a scoping note outlining development proposals and gaining feedback from the local authority.

Following pre-application advice, a detailed Transport Assessment and Travel Plan were prepared alongside a Road Safety Audit. This was accompanied by swept path analysis of the site including navigation and parking of HGV vehicles throughout the site, as well as visibility splays at three different points of access into the site. 

The Result

The site has now been given full planning permission and works on site are due to start in coming months, meanwhile, we are still working on the scheme through a Section 278 application. We are proud to have been able to assist in this project which will allow for the redevelopment an existing outdated office development to create an innovative and sustainable business park which will create employment opportunities within the area. 

Mark and the team at Paul Basham Associates have offered proactive support to St Modwen all the way through the process. Their experience and relationship with Hampshire County Council highways proved valuable through the pre-application and application stages, and we are pleased to continue using their Section 278 design services to deliver this landmark site.

David McGougan
Senior Development Manager
St Modwen