Edgefield Avenue, Fawdon
A former industrial use brownfield site, this represented a challenge in terms of ground remediation. Extensive reclamation works were carried out including the removal of the slab and foundations of previous buildings. Services diversions were also required to facilitate to development of the new build retail unit.Trees of poor quality were felled as part of the works and tree protection was installed to ensure the mature tress within the site were protected during construction works.
The site was bound by existing industrial premises, a busy main road and Metro line and station. The works stages therefore has to be carefully planned and managed to ensure the health and safety of the public, site operatives and adjacent land users.
A sustainable approach was followed with roof top photovoltaics installed and the installation of a sustainable drainage system with large attenuation tanks underneath the car parking hard standing area.