Instavolt, Pimperne

The Government announced that by 2030, there will be a halt on new petrol and diesel vehicles in a bid to become fully electric.

The Brief

It is important that EV charging infrastructure is put into place to be able to support the bid to rely solely on electric vehicles in the future. As part of their nationwide delivery strategy, Instavolt proposes to create 8 new rapid electric charging points with a new access road off of the A354 Salisbury Road, Pimperne in Dorset.

The Approach

The proposals were to create a new formalised access to replace the existing farm access. A new substation was also required which needed a suitable turning area for maintenance vehicles toturn around on site. Our Transport Planning team provided design advice to inform the geometry of the new access arrangements and parking spaces, along with swept paths to ensure the site layout was suitable to accommodate the anticipated vehicle movements.

Our Civil Engineering team designed the Drainage Strategy, which reviewed the existing surface water drainage, site geology and potential surface water drainage. In tandem, our Engineers also prepared a SuDS Management and Maintenance Strategy for the site. This included details of regular and occasional maintenance requirements, monitoring and remedial actions.

The Result

Planning permission was granted in January 2023 for the site and this has now been constructed and fully operational. We are delighted to have helped Instavolt provide a much needed new electric charging facility in rural Dorset.