Project details: Kingsbrook, Aylesbury
Customer: Barrat Developments and David Wilson Homes
Value: >£20 million
This scheme included Roads and Sewers, S278 Highway Improvement Works, 465 Houses and 3 Apartment Blocks, 450m Environmental barrier and External Works.
Our contract is part of a development that is made up of three distinct villages and is partnered with the RSPB to set a new benchmark for a nature-friendly housing development.
The land chosen for the development was previously agricultural land that was identified as a flood plain area. To alleviate the possibility of the area being flooded, MVK had to import 80,000m3 of fill to raise the ground levels in the area.
The initial infrastructure works consisted of constructing of a large signalised junction, 1km electrical HV diversion, the alignment of 600m of local roads and swales, two Toucan crossings, four large culvert crossings, 750m amphibian fencing and a gabion retaining wall. These works had to be carefully managed and involved developing close working relationships with Local Council, Buckinghamshire Highways, Statutory Undertakers and the residents who lived nearby.
The main housing parcels included the combination of permeable and non-permeable roads, traditional and piled foundations for the houses, the construction of footpaths across the vast Public Open Space areas, extensive earthworks to form large swales and ponds to create areas for the local wildlife to flourish, and finally the construction of a 7m high and 450m long environmental barrier around an electrical substation that consisted of a gabion wall with an acoustic fence constructed on top of it.
80,000m3 - Imported fill
13,720m - Drainage pipes laid
58,000m2 - Road completed
33,841m2 – Plot Coverage
328m – Culvert crossings
450m - Environmental Barrier