Eddisons works with Story Homes to provide 180 new homes

Eddisons has been appointed on the new Yearl Rise development in the historic county of Cumberland.

Built on 20 acres of greenfield off Seaton Road, the homes will give space to the increase in demand for homes in the Cumbrian village of Seaton.

The scheme, managed by Story Homes and approved by Cumberland Council late last week, includes 180 new homes ranging from two-bed to six-bed dwellings.

Eddisons were appointed transport planning advisors for the proposed development.

Focusing on energy efficiency and community-building, the new site will be built collaboratively with environmental specialists, landscape architects, and engineers to prioritise the requirements of the modern homeowner.

Story Homes’ Paul Fenton remarked that “the scheme will deliver highway improvements on Seaton Road as well as a travel plan, and will make an important contribution towards housing delivery”.

10% of the properties, that consist of bungalows, mews/terraces, semi-detached, and detached homes, will be classed as affordable – a real positive takeaway from this new venture – and will also join the existing village through a series of pedestrian crossing points that connect to the current footpath network.

Our Transport Planning and Highway Design team is based in Manchester but works across the country on projects ranging from planning applications, travel plans, network modelling, and more.

Eddisons let mid-tech unit on popular business park

Eddisons let mid-tech unit on popular business park

Acting on behalf of SSE, Eddisons has let a mixed use premises in Cambridge to a gallium nitride material technology developer.

13 Evolution Business Park is a 9,071 sq ft mid-tech unit built to a modern specification with office accommodation, production / warehouse space and parking.

Located on the north side of Cambridge, the Evolution Business Park is home to life science and biotech companies, including Cambridge Medical Robotics Limited, CMR Surgical Limited and LS Plant Breeding Limited.

Eddisons Director Ben Green comments: ‘We’re delighted to help the new tenant secure their second letting though Eddisons.’

For more information on commercial property opportunities in Cambridgeshire, contact Ben Green at the local office of Eddisons on 01223 448791 or [email protected].

Growth for transport planning team with three new appointments

Eddisons transport planning team

Growth for transport planning team with three new appointments

Eddisons has expanded its transport planning and highway design consultancy with three new appointments.

Harry Lo has joined the highway design team as a graduate engineer from Hong Kong engineering consultancy Mott Macdonald, while Genna Woods joins the planning team as a trainee technician, after graduating this year from MMU with a masters in computer science.

Lucy Gretton has also returned to Eddisons, following a placement year that was part of her Manchester University human geography degree. She has rejoined the planning team as a graduate transport planner.

Eddisons partner Phil Wooliscroft, who leads the transport planning and highway design teams with Mike Coogan, said: “We are really pleased to welcome these three highly impressive young people to the planning and highway design teams. Eddisons is passionate about recruiting and nurturing fresh talent and their enthusiasm and new ideas are essential to the firm’s future success.

“Harry, Genna and Lucy’s appointments will significantly strengthen the level of service that we can provide to our clients as we expand across the country and we are absolutely delighted that they have chosen to work at Eddisons.”

Now a 14-strong team, Eddisons’ growing transport planning and highway design consultancy was founded in 2011 and provides detailed highways design, transport and traffic advice to predominantly private sector clients, helping them maximise the commercial value of land and assets throughout the planning and design process.

The team recently won the bid to design cycle-friendly public highway works for Birmingham’s largest housing development, the 5,500-home Langley Sutton Coldfield scheme.

 

Eddisons wins public highway works design bid for Birmingham’s largest housing development

Langley Sutton Coldfield development

Eddisons wins public highway works design bid for Birmingham’s largest housing development

Eddisons’ transport planning and design division has won a bid to deliver detailed design of the public highway works for the 5,500-home Langley Sutton Coldfield development.

Eddisons’ transport planning and design division has won a bid to deliver detailed design of the public highway works for the 5,500-home Langley Sutton Coldfield development., the largest new residential scheme being progressed in Birmingham, will house 14,000 people across over 5,500 new homes on a huge site west of the A38. The ambitious scheme includes 753,000 sq ft of mixed-use space, three primary schools, a high school, health centres, community facilities and 200 acres of public space.

The Eddisons transport team will deliver public highway design works focused on nine strategic access points to the new development, interlinked by a network of new dedicated cycle routes around the perimeter of the site.

Mike Coogan, head of the transport planning design team, said: “The scale and ambition of Langley Sutton Coldfield, providing so many much-needed homes, over 35 per cent of which will be affordable, means it is a very exciting project for Eddisons to be involved with.

“Sustainability and reducing reliance on cars is central to the whole scheme and we are really pleased to be able to contribute towards delivering a cycle-friendly infrastructure that will make travelling by bike a safe and accessible option for residents.”

Construction is expected to begin on the development next year, taking 15-20 years to complete.

 

Eddisons acquires transport planning and design consultant Croft

Eddisons acquires transport planning and design consultant Croft

Eddisons has announced the strengthening of its professional services team with the acquisition of specialist consultant Croft Transport Planning and Design.

Based in Manchester, Croft was established in 2010 by director Phil Wooliscroft and provides highways, transport and traffic advice to clients in the public and private sectors. Its clients include major housebuilders, property developers, councils, and a range of commercial occupiers.

Croft employs 10 people and specialises in preparing supporting statements for planning applications as well as undertaking a range of advisory work including developing transport plans, network modelling and feasibility surveys.

Anthony Spencer, Partner at Eddisons, said: “I am very pleased to welcome the Croft team into Eddisons. The acquisition will enhance our professional services business, through widening the range of our specialist consultancy services and increasing the number of our clients.

“This is our fourth Eddisons acquisition since we joined the Group and we continue to seek opportunities for further growth, both organically and by strategic acquisition.”

Phil Wooliscroft, managing director of Croft, commented: “We’re excited to be joining Eddisons and the opportunities this brings. We wanted to find a partner that could assist us with developing our business on a national basis.

“There is a strong overlap with the sectors we operate within, and I look forward to delivering a more compelling proposition for our clients.”

The firm will integrate with Eddisons and form part of the group’s broader advisory services.

“This is our fourth Eddisons acquisition since we joined the Group and we continue to seek opportunities for further growth, both organically and by strategic acquisition.”

Written by: Anthony Spencer on Friday 01/02/2019