Specialist engineers Lumsden & Carroll has secured the contract to help open up new areas for housing at the prestigious Wynyard Park development site.
Work has begun at the 700 acre mixed-use site to pave the way for the construction of new homes, starting with creating the infrastructure.
Lumsden & Carroll, the specialist civil engineering business which is part of Esh Group, has been appointed to carry out extensive infrastructure works to open up the Pentagon phase of Wynyard Park for housing.
Tasks include building a new dual carriageway which will be the principal link road and hub into the site, and installing a new sewerage system and pumping station.
Matt Johnson, development director at Wynyard Park, said: “We’re very pleased this important phase of works on the Wynyard Park site is under way. The new road and sewerage system are a vital part of the development process as they ensure flexibility and provide capacity for growth.
“We have worked many times with Lumsden & Carroll and Esh Group and following the tendering process we were delighted to be able to appoint them to carry out these works on our behalf.”
The twin-piped sewerage system will have an initial capacity to carry sewage from 200 homes and ultimately can be commissioned to accommodate waste from around 600 homes.
The development of new homes is a key element of the overall Wynyard Park masterplan, which first began in 2005.
Wynyard Park Ltd – a joint venture between JC Musgrave Limited and Helios Properties plc – set out a vision for the creation of a mixed use community set in attractive woodland where people can live, work, rest and play.
Director of Lumsden & Carroll, Michael Henderson, said: “We have completed the first phase of these works – the new dual carriageway – which has enabled us to access the north-west point of the site and route of the sewerage pipelines.
“Work is progressing well to install the pipelines and pumping station and if the current good spell of weather continues we expect to be completing well on schedule.”