Case study

Highways Agency

  • Location Northern Highways Depot, Sandy
  • Sector Civils
  • Value £2.5m

Works Description

The Northern Highways Depot was a new facility development for The Highways Agency for Sandy, Bedfordshire.

The Project was a green field site requiring a new access road to the main depot area.

The main road works comprised of 

  • Bulk Earthworks involving the reduced level excavation across the site with over 15,000m3 of excavated materials disposed offsite. 
  • The main access road was constructed to the Highways Agency DMRB with each stage inspected and passed by the relevant bodies.
  • Drainage and Services including street lighting
  • Access pedestrian footpaths and crossings

The main depot works comprised of 

  • 6,000m2 of Reinforced Concrete Slabs for HGV access, loading and unloading during the servicing of the surrounding roads and motorways.
  • 7,000m2 of SUDS Designed permeable car parking area which controlled the water run off to the surrounding high level flood plain.
  • Substructures for Offices and Maintenance Buildings
  • Drainage and Service that included large attenuation tanks, petrol interceptors, flood balancing tanks.