ICS update 2011 was an interesting year for ICS: despite the obvious challenges with funding for many of our clients and the perception of a ‘flat economy’, our experience was far more encouraging, with commissions on a diverse range of new developments with a number of developers re-entering the market.
Sewers for adoption 7th Edition has now been released and as expected will have fundamental and far reaching implications on the way developments will be designed and construction works programmed. The new regulations are a consequence of increased pressure from the Government for change, as home owners are being subjected
What is it? Sewers for Adoption 7th edition takes into consideration the new transfer of private sewers to the water authorities that took place on the 1st October 2011. In order to prevent the creation of more new private sewers and lateral drains it provides guidance on acceptable standards that
What is it? The Flood and Water Management Act 2010 implements Sir Michael Pitt’s recommendations requiring urgent legislation, following his review of the 2007 floods, to provide more comprehensive management of flood risk. The Act is to place more emphasis on Local Authorities considering surface water drainage and flooding issues
What is it? On 1st October 2011 the majority of private sewers were transferred into the ownership of the sewerage authorities. The amendment to the Water Industry Act that enabled this transfer, went through parliament earlier that year. Ownership of all sewers serving two or more properties has now been
BEAUMONT HOUSE Sweetcroft Homes proposed a village development of 10 large impressive luxury homes, with exceptional gardens, fronting onto a ‘New village green’ which was formed especially for the development in the village of Sutton, Oxfordshire. Infrastruct CS Ltd was appointed to undertake the drainage and highway design for the
SUTTON FIELDS Sutton Fields is a development of 34 units on the edge of the village of Sutton Courtney and has been designed to complement this Oxfordshire Village. Infrastruct CS Ltd were initially commissioned by Pye Homes to investigate the feasibility of the site and compile a Flood Risk Assessment
STANFORD IN THE VALE David Wilson Homes proposed a development of 76 properties, made up of 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5 bedroom residential dwellings, in the village setting of Stanton in the Vale. Infrastruct CS Ltd was appointed to undertake the civil engineering infrastructure to serve the development, which
HAILEY ROAD, WITNEY A development of 7 new homes, set in their own private close, in Witney, Oxfordshire with gardens and private parking. The site required a Private Street Agreement (PSA) with Oxfordshire County Council and provides a full SuDS scheme for the discharge of surface waters.
BASSETT ROAD, NORTHLEACH A bespoke development of 40, 3 and 4 bedroom dwellings for M F Freeman set on the eastern fringe of Northleach. The development uses a variety of sustainable drainage features (SuDS) to ensure the development does not impact on its greenfield location.
MILL LANE, LEA A development of 29 dwellings for Bell Homes, on a steeply sloping site. The village of Lea has a history of surface water flooding in storm events, so on site management of surface water was critical along with engagement with the local community and water authority regarding
FELL FOOT, LAKE WINDERMERE – THE NATIONAL TRUST Working with Muf Architecture, the new facility formed part of a £1.9m development of the existing National Trust site located on the shores of Lake Windermere. The scheme included new changing rooms and showers to mainly service the South Windermere Sailing Club
INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY FOR KRISHNA CONSCIOUSNESS (HARE KRISHNA MOVEMENT) The project consisted of a £10.65 million purpose built hall to hold speaker classes, weddings and other large functions with new landscaped external areas to compliment the venue. The build also provided a new purpose built commercial standard kitchen. A grand ground-breaking ceremony
BLENHEIM PARK, LONDON Infrastruct CS Ltd were commissioned to develop the civil engineering design associated with 94 new older person’s extra care (C3) units on the site of the former Ex-Servicemen’s Club for Willmott Dixon on Behalf of the London Borough of Hounslow. Infrastruct CS Ltd took the scheme from
HARPSDEN WOOD HOUSE Infrastruct CS Ltd worked with Jonathan Lees Architects to provide the Civil engineering and SuDS design for the renovation and sympathetic modernisation of an architecturally important dwelling in South Oxfordshire. The site was constrained by its remote nature and clay soils, requiring innovative foul and surface water
CLAPCOT WAY, WALLINGFORD Clapcot Way is a development of 10 Housing Association properties on the site of a former Youth Club. Before Soha Housing acquired the site Infrastruct CS Ltd was commissioned to review the site and report on any constraints. We then assisted Soha Housing with the proposals for
BAKERS PIECE, CHINNOR Bakers Piece is a development of 10 Housing Association properties on the site of a former residential care home. Before Soha Housing commenced planning the development Infrastruct CS Ltd was commissioned to review the site and report on any constraints. We then assisted Soha Housing with the