We are involved at all stages of strategic land promotion and are the first port of call for many strategic land companies due to our excellent track record. We advise clients from the moment they consider the purchase of a site right through to the moment that they dispose of their interests. We understand the level of detail required at all stages of the planning process and advise clients on sites of less than 100 houses up to new communities of in excess of 10,000 houses.
Jubb supported Gallagher Estates in developing a 24Ha greenfield site at Land South of Gallows Hill. The development consisted of 450 residential units to be served by a primary spine road, SuDS features and two new signal controlled junctions. Both new junctions involve partial dualling of Gallows Hill and Europa Way (A452). Jubb worked with Gallagher Estates to establish earthworks, infrastructure and drainage strategies for the site and identified how to overcome challenging topography to provide surface water attenuation for the site whilst also conforming to public open space requirements.
Jubb produced detailed design of the primary spine road and associated infrastructure through the development to meet the local authority and water authority’s adoption requirements. The steep nature of the site resulted in significant re-modelling of earthworks in lower lying areas to accommodate a detention basin adopted as public open space. This involved diverting the Tach Brook Tributary which was detailed by Jubb to gain approval from the local authority.
Jubb are supporting Persimmon with the development of the 141Ha site on the former Grove Airfield. Jubb are providing support on the main infrastructure and SUDS drainage solutions, global earthworks strategy and providing parcel support for the detailed civil engineering design.
The primary infrastructure for highways has been designed in detail and is being taken through technical approval with Oxfordshire County Council, with the SUDS drainage systems being offered for approval through the Vale of White Horse Lead Local Flood Authority through the planning process. Surface and Foul drainage is being offered under Section 104 for adoption by Thames Water and Jubb are liaising closely with Thames on a bespoke agreement to provide a Strategic Sewer and Pumping Station for the area of Grove as a whole, which will be situated within the development.
The SUDS strategy allows for the phased approach to the formation of swales and ponds, whilst maintaining flows from the remaining undeveloped areas during the build. Multiple control features have been developed in order to maximise the storage within the swales and ponds in order to achieve a 32% reduction in the greenfield discharge rates, to improve downstream flooding.
As parcels are brought forward for development, the drainage and earthworks strategies are further refined to ensure the most efficient solutions are identified.
Jubb supported Gallagher Estates with this 66Ha greenfield site for ‘disposal for residential’ development. Jubb worked alongside Gallagher Estates to establish site wide strategies for earthworks, drainage and infrastructure providing holistic models to inform viability and potential phasing.
The primary infrastructure for highways and drainage was designed in detail and taken through to technical approval with Warwickshire County Council and Severn Trent Water. The highway infrastructure included a new primary estate road and bus route through the site with several new junctions to the existing highway network as well as off-site alterations.
The surface water drainage strategy for the site was designed to provide flexibility in the phasing of the site development. Attenuation ponds were designed to meet the local council’s requirements for adoption and to make use of the existing fishing ponds while tying in with the proposed landscape strategy.
This greenfield site was developed on behalf of M Baker Group to provide serviced parcels of land for mixed use development including a residential estate, a care home and a public house. Jubb were engaged at an early stage to provide initial designs to support an outline planning application for the site.
An enabling works package was then designed and delivered by Jubb which included off site highway and junction improvements along with primary on site infrastructure. Traffic signals improvements and services diversion and supply contracts were placed in parallel with the construction contract, to be programmed by the Contractor.
The works were procured via a single stage tender process using the NEC Option A Priced Contract with Activity Schedule prepared and administered throughout the build by Jubb. Client support was provided to assist with parcel disposal and liaison with tenant’s construction teams.
The Heathfield project is a new Equestrian and Cycle bridge over the A38 near to Newton Abbot which forms and expands part of an existing cycle network in the area. This is one of a number of bridges and improvements that Devon County Council have commissioned under cycle improvement schemes.
Jubb were commissioned by SWH who successfully won the tender with Jubb’s assistance in 2014. The contract was let on a Design & Build basis with Jubb acting as Principal Designer and subletting various elements to other team members required such as Third Party Checkers, Ecological Support & CDMC. Jubb worked with SWH and the client, DCC to deliver a project that meet their expectations and was delivered within the timeframe and budget.
The A38 Heathfield project progressed on site with a large amount of substructure works; the bridge was fabricated off site for many months.
Jubb were responsible for many elements of the project including vehicle restraint barriers, foundations and impact abutments which required significant design under the Euro codes. The project presented several challenges associated with the design to the new standards and unreasonably high loadings and had to be considered under Eurocode for bridges. Jubb successfully negotiated reasonable approaches with the client (DCC) and the HA to achieve a timely sign off of the AIP and the various design decisions taken.
The Butts Bridge scheme represents a complex programme of highway improvements required to facilitate the delivery of the South Alton Masterplan. The scheme includes the demolition of the existing brick arch railway bridge over the A339 at Alton and replacement with a new 32m skew span weathering steel structure. The bridge replacement delivers the space required to allow the delivery of a major new junction to create capacity for the new residential development proposed. Additional highway links, footway upgrades and development access junctions were also required.
Jubb have provided specialist transport planning advice to promote the South Alton Masterplan through planning and have delivered the full engineering design of the enabling infrastructure and bridge works. The bridge work involved close liaison with Mid Hants Railway Trust to future proof the envisaged expansion of railway services through widening of the structure for a second line and the delivery of strengthened embankments to meet modern day design standards.
As lead consultant, Jubb also directed the construction procurement providing all design, specification and contract inputs and managed the delivery of the project as Contract Administrator.
We are providing transport planning, drainage, utilities and geotechnical advice on this sustainable urban extension to the north of Northampton. The scheme will deliver 1,500 dwellings, employment space and community and educational facilities to cater for the new residents.
We are appointed to provide transport planning, utilities flood risk and drainage advice on a proposal for a new Garden Village in Hetsmere District for approximately 6,000 dwellings and associated uses. This exciting new community would deliver vital housing in the district over the next 15 years and create a high level of self-containment, hence keeping external impacts to a minimum.
We are appointed by the North Witney Land Consortium to provide transport planning advice on the promotion and future planning application submission of a 1,400 dwelling scheme that forms a vital part of the West Oxfordshire Draft Local Plan. Witney is a historic town with a variety of issues in terms of historic street patterns and Air Quality Management Areas. We are working closely with the team and the Authorities to develop the optimum solution for the town.
Jubb have been involved in the promotion of this site for a number of years, this has included the successful allocation of the site for residential led development and a subsequent planning application submission for approximately 1,000 dwelling and other complimentary uses. Jubb have worked closely with the consultant team and the local Highway Authority to create an exciting urban extension.
Our Transport Planning team have been involved in the promotion of this 1,000 dwelling scheme and subsequent planning application submission for a number of years. The scheme involves the delivery of a new spine road and a series of new bus initiatives which were the subject of extensive negotiations with the Local Highway Authority and Cherwell District Council.
This major redevelopment of an 18-hectare, former caravan park in a prime location at Seaton, created 500 residential units, a hotel, 70,000 sq ft of food retail and a themed Visitor Centre.
The site’s low-lying location adjacent to environmentally sensitive marshes and the River Axe created challenging Flood Risk issues which had to be resolved. Jubb developed an innovative “environmentally positive” flood risk strategy which was enthusiastically supported by the Environment Agency securing planning permission for the whole development.
Following the outline works reserved matters for the residential Housing, Tesco Store, Visitor Centre and Hotel site have been supported by subsequent reporting and assessment.
In light of the Coronavirus pandemic, our business resilience planning is now being implemented. Whilst we have not closed our offices at this time, we have empowered all staff to work remotely should they choose to do so, and our business infrastructure is fully enabled to seamlessly support the transition to this style of working. Additionally, Government advice may shortly dictate the need for us to make the closure of offices compulsory in the interests of safeguarding wider public health.
We continue to be fully operational but these measures are likely to produce a change to our working patterns.
You may therefore find that you have difficulty reaching us by our main office and direct dial landline telephone numbers but all staff can be still contacted by email, mobile numbers and Microsoft Teams.
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