Maylands Avenue, Hemel Hempstead

Paul Basham Associates assisted Chancerygate in securing consent for 6 commercial units of B1(c)/B2/B8 usage totalling 3,790m2 at Spring Way off Maylands Avenue, Hemel Hempstead.

The Brief

Chancerygate commissioned Paul Basham Associates to undertake highways works for 6 commercial units of open B1(c)/B2/B8 usage to replace a headquarters office building which was previously consented in November 2013 as part of a wider development within Spring Park. With no end user coming forward, Chancerygate sought the opportunity to add value and appeal through a wider commercial use application.

Our Approach

A Transport Assessment and Framework Travel Plan were prepared in line with the scope of works identified through liaison with the project team and local authority to ensure a successful application in highways terms.

Undertaking junction analysis of the Maylands Avenue/ Spring Way junction was an important aspect of our works for this application. The results demonstrated a maximum Ratio of Flow Capacity (RFC) value significantly below 0.85 (the point at which capacity of the arm is being approached), demonstrating that Chancerygate’s commercial units can be accommodated within the local road network also taking into consideration the wider development at Spring Park.

The Framework Travel Plan enabled the sustainability potential of the development to be enhanced and to encourage sustainable travel amongst future employees of the development.

The Result

The commercial units were granted permission and all units were let prior to practical completion.