Redrow, South Midlands


 June 2015

Project Name: Redrow South Midlands – Morning Star Rd, Daventry

Bond: £566,500

Main Engineer: Tom Lewis

Contract Type: Section 38 Adoption

Problem: Prolific Service verge damage, with residents parking on verges. Site not constructed as per Section 38. Extensive remedial works on highways and street lighting.

Solution: Liaison with Northamptonshire CC to agree scope of remedial works and negotiate alternative finish to verges. Execution of Deed of Variation to Section 38 Agreement.

Project Value: £170,000

3rd Party Liaisons: Northamptonshire County Council Extensive resident liaison

Key Features: Extensive negotiation with Northamptonshire CC Extensive resident liaison
Execution of Deed of Variation to Section 38 Extensive Highway remedial works
Street lighting remedial works, including column relocation Repairs to burst water main

Main Engineer Quote:

The Morning Star Road project was a tricky one due to the intensive resident liaison required to ensure the parking of cars was kept off the highway for the duration of the works, this wasn’t helped by the lack of space on site to manoeuvre.

A particular obstacle on site which I have never come across, was that on the morning of the works start date, one of the areas where we were excavating the service verge and replacing with full footpath construction, a water leak had occurred and was threatening to delay our works programme, however, I contacted Anglian Water immediately and organised an onsite meeting. Once the meeting had taken place Anglian Water were quick to attend site and rectify the problem so that it did not impact our works programme.

I’m very pleased to finally see this development adopted and I’m sure the developer and Northamptonshire County Council; are too!”

Tom Lewis, Main Engineer JLES Central.