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Contract: 

Wickham Market 

Client: 

Hopkins Homes 

Value: 

>£6,300,000 

Scope Of Work 

Wickham Gate, located in Wickham Market, Suffolk will consist of 129 units, 45 of which will be affordable.  The properties range from 1 bedroom apartments to 4 bedroom detached houses.  There will also be land dedicated to 7 self-build plots, available for residents from the local community.

 

During our initial 12 week Principle Contractor duration we will strip over 60,000m2 of topsoil, with 11,000m3 retained for reuse and 14,000m3 disposed from site.  Hopkins Homes compound, parking area and material storage areas will also be constructed.  

 

There is 820m of adoptable foul drainage connecting to the existing sewer network, and 950m of adoptable storm drainage that connects to 850m of filter drain trenching before discharging into one of the four soakaway basins with a total area of 4,800m2.

 

Over 6,600m2 of adoptable carriageway will be built, along with 1,700m2 of onsite footpaths and 600m2 of informal hoggin footpaths.

 

Foundations are of traditional construction, with over 1,700m3 of concrete to be poured, finished with substructure brick and block work to DPC and 8,800m2 of 175mm thick beam and block floors.  These floors are finished with 120mm thick insulation and 105mm concrete screed, with some plots benefitting from underfloor heating, all powered by green energy Air Source Heat Pumps.   

 

The scheme is finished with an upgrade to the existing infrastructure network (S278) seeing the installation of new footpaths, new road signs, a new pedestrian crossing and renewed surface course to the carriageway.