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St Modwen appoints Hydrock on Phase 4 of the Locking Parklands development

2nd Dec 2015

Hydrock has been appointed by St Modwen to begin a pre-planning appraisal for Phase 4 of the Locking Parklands scheme near Weston-super-Mare, in addition to our continuing work on Phase 3.

Locking Parklands is a £400m scheme to transform a 200-acre former RAF training facility into a large-scale residential and commercial development. It is situated at the former RAF Locking station near Weston-super-Mare in Somerset. RAF Locking was established in 1937 as a technical training school. In 1951 it became the home of No. 1 Radio School and remained so for 48 years until it was transferred to RAF Cosford in 1999.

The mixed-use development, which is expected to take 20 years to complete, is intended to comprise 1,450 new homes over 12 phases, 60,000 m² of employment space (including an innovation centre for hi-tech company start-ups) and a district centre including retail space. There will also be a primary and secondary school, leisure and community facilities, and a library.

Hydrock has begun a pre-planning appraisal for Phase 4 which comprises 140 houses, in addition to our detailed design services for Phase 3 which comprise 168 houses. We are also providing technical advice on the design of a spine road that will lead through the site to land being developed by North Somerset Council, as well as delivering a site-wide drainage strategy.

The initial phase of development was voted as one of the top three housing schemes in the UK in 2012, winning the bronze award for best residential development in the annual What House awards.

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