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Regeneration and Infrastructure

Lindhurst Spine Road

Spine road and utilities
Civil engineering
July 2022
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A new development spine road, enabling residential and commercial developments for community extension to Mansfield.

The Lindhurst development is a £250 million 480-acre site being built in Mansfield and will act as an urban extension to the Berry Hill community, providing up to 1,700 new homes (including 170 affordable homes) and 4,000 new jobs. The land is part-owned by Nottinghamshire County Council.

Work on the development comprises 6 Phases, including:

  • Shops, health centre, new primary school, nursery, care homes, offices, community park and other green spaces are also planned, as well as a hotel, filling station and roadside catering.
  • New community and commercial space which will be worth £100million a year to the local economy.
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The project

Arc Partnership were instructed by Nottinghamshire County Council to carry out Phase 2 of the Lindhurst development which involved the construction of a one-kilometre single carriageway spine road running through the centre of the site, linking it to the Adamsway roundabout on the A6117. The road will connect the existing Phase 1 housing developments to this second Phase and open up the adjacent land.

Managed through the Arc Regeneration and Major Projects workstream, our team acted as both an enabler and deliverer, drawing on the wider resources of our local supply chain. Works on the spine road began in June 2021 and were carried out by Balfour Beatty via the SCAPE Civil Engineering Framework, overseen and project managed by Arc Partnership.

The works comprised:

  • construction of the road, built to Highway adoptable standards, through the development site leading to and including the provision of a temporary bus turning facility.
  • access provision into development plots.
  • footpaths and cycle ways to either side of the road.
  • sustainable surface water highway drainage linked to soakaways on the southern boundary - development plots are independently drained to their own soakaways.
  • foul sewer connection to the diverted Severn Trent pipe.
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Ground conditions proved to be the most challenging aspect of the project, with significant additional work required to achieve adequate CBR (California Bearing Ratio) levels. This involved the importing of a 200mm thick capping layer for the length of the road to comply with adoptable road standards.

Grant funding provided by D2N2 LEP had to be expended by April 2022 as part of the support for new residential developments.

The project was delivered using an ECC NEC4 contract and provision was made for developer employed companies to work directly on the site.

The Arc Team managed a complex client interface with a clear and robust approach which made decision making easy to ensure the project was delivered. They reported on a regular basis in a manner that made technical matters easily understood by the client, an approach which was highly valued.”
Andy Evans, Programme Director, NCC
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Project achievements

The project was successfully delivered on time in July 2022 and to budget.

As well as delivering more than £2.8m in social value (53% of the total project spend) for the local Nottinghamshire community, the project achieved 427 days, or 62,000 hours, worked without an environmental or health and safety incident, or lost time event or reportable incident. At Arc Partnership, we believe nothing is so important it cannot be delivered safely and we are very proud of this achievement.

Additionally, the project accomplished:

waste diverted from landfill
local labour within 40 miles
project spend within 40 miles
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