As engineers, our contribution to regeneration programmes is probably one of the most satisfying aspects of the work we undertake as we breathe new life into redundant sites.
Who we work for
In many cases we work for joint venture public-private partnerships and consortia that combine any of the following organisational types:
- Homes and Communities Agency
- Leading private residential developers
- Providers of affordable and social housing
- Leading commercial developers
- Local authorities
- Design and build contractors
- Land owners of industrial and public sector sites.
Types of regeneration schemes
Our involvement with regeneration schemes spans a wide range of new uses, including:
- Mixed-use schemes, with retail, leisure and apartments – often including the sympathetic conversion of heritage buildings
- Major residential housing schemes
- Commercial schemes and parks – catering for office, warehouse or hi-tech industrial use
- Affordable housing schemes
- Logistics and distribution industrial parks
- Public realm
Our approach is to ensure the regeneration of a site is conducted in a sustainable manner with an end result that positively enhances the surrounding area.
Legacy brownfield issues will always be a concern to local residents and future site owners and occupiers. Our engagement with communities, neighbouring land owners, regulators and local authorities is an important part of our work, helping everyone to understand what is happening and how we are minimising disruption during site investigations and development.
Our complete delivery capability can be engaged to transform regeneration schemes. Our contaminated land and geotechnical specialists assess brownfield sites to determine their viability and to develop appropriate remedial strategies to secure the required permits for future development.
Our assessment of a site for viable regeneration also extends to the other key factors at early-stage due diligence, notably, access in terms of linkage to existing highways and flood risk.
Our multi-disciplinary engineering skills are applied throughout the planning, detailed design and construction phases in a variety of ways. We can manage highways design and access requirements, all civils and infrastructure design, flood mitigation strategies, utilities connections, structural engineering design, and building services design.
Ultimately, our expertise is in unlocking opportunity from sites designated for regeneration and designing new schemes that enhance their communities by creating jobs, living space and a sense of place for everyone who engages with them.