Paul Basham Associates have been appointed by Buckland Development LTD as the primary Civil Engineering consultant for the Welborne Garden Village development. The development will provide 6,000 homes, shops, schools, employment and local facilities within an attractive, walkable and leafy environment. With high standards of design and construction, the character of Welborne will be sympathetic to the local landscape and neighbouring villages.
As the developments Civil Engineering consultant, we were tasked with providing technical advice and design services across many aspects of the project. Due to the size and ambition of Welborne, we have worked on a large variety of tasks. To date this has included (amongst other things);
- Detail design of two junction design packages, including an S278 application for a proposed single lane dualling scheme and left in-left out junction on the A32.
- Design of the strategic foul and surface water network for the development.
- Provide technical input (including the design of street cross-sections) for the Welborne Garden Village streets manual and design code.
Our first access design involved submitting an S278 design package for a proposed left in-left out junction between Pook Lane and the A32. The second design was a proposed access road for 70-72 Kiln Road; this new access will connect into Funtley Hill. We also completed an FRA and drainage strategy to support the application. Both accesses are required as the existing junctions will be closed as part of the forthcoming M27 J10 capacity improvement works.
The strategic design of the foul drainage was completed following a detailed analysis of the existing topography and surrounding sewer network. Through this work, we were able to eliminate two of the proposed pumping stations. The land drainage strategy was designed (utilising sustainable drainage solutions) to manage overland flows during the development of the site.
Our input into the design code for the Welborne streets manual has involved working alongside architectural and urban design teams. As the engineers, it was our responsibility to produce highway design sections that would work effectively, while providing suitable parking provisions, and passive traffic calming measures. The design code will also ensure that Welborne’s streets will be attractive, promote active travel, and have a strong sense of place. Our sections showed tree-lined streets, bespoke junction designs and traffic calming features, as well as generously shared space routes for pedestrians and cyclists.
We have been working closely with Buckland Development LTD. We have attended fortnightly design team meetings and stayed in regular contact to ensure that we are meeting their needs.
We are currently six months into our appointment as the Civil Engineering Consultant for the Welborne Garden Village project. The scheme has recently received a resolution to grant, and we are looking forward to continuing our work alongside Buckland Development on this project.