Park Lane

Cradley, Halesowen

Client:Countryside Partnerships Sector:Development Infrastructure, Residential Services:Civil Engineering Link Design Lead:Robert Gill

Park Lane, Cradley is a proposed residential development for circa 89 dwellings commissioned by Countryside Developments. Link provided an initial value engineering design identifying design risks and opportunities for future consideration. Onsite works involved the Section 38 and Section 104 design packages in addition to private drainage design and external levels. Additionally Link prepared the offsite civil engineering works associated with the site S278 which includes the provisions of a Ghost Right Access and various pedestrian crossings of Park Lane.

The steep nature of the site introduced an additional complexity, especially when it came to value engineering. Retaining wall heights were reduced whilst ensuring appropriate gradients for the residential roads in accordance with Dudley standards, as well as DDA compliant driveways. Furthermore the drainage being so steep meant a series of hydrobrakes were introduced throughout the system via a cascade to control the flow and reduce the volume of attenuation at the downstream end of the site.

Team Member Contact

Karishma Lally

Senior Civil Engineer

MEng (Hons) CEng (Hons) MICE