Scope Of Work
Oakwood Park in Clacton-on-Sea is a 250 unit housing scheme for Persimmon Homes, and includes a mix of two, three and four bedroom properties, alongside public open space, a new play area, new roads and associated infrastructure.
We started this exciting project as Principle Contractor, initially focusing on installation of Persimmon Homes' sales centre, with all works delivered on time for the sales opening dates.
The ten-hectare development is being built on unfarmed agricultural land, requiring an extensive topsoil strip and material management strategy, allowing access for installation of Persimmon Home's large compound and haul road network.
The 250 new dwellings will be serviced by nearly 2.5km of adoptable carriageway and over 4km of adoptable drainage. Surface water outfalls to the existing watercourse, and is managed onsite by over 3,000m2 of attenuation crates, various flow control devices and a large detention basin. The foul water system utilises a new pumping station, with the wet well being constructed using a cassion shaft 4.1m dia. and over 7m deep.
Ground conditions dictate the site is built with both traditional and piled foundations, and the levels on the development are being raised, meaning substructure blockwork is over 2m deep in some areas. All houses are to have a thermal flooring system with a powerfloat concrete finish.
Driveways and parking areas are a mixture of tarmac and block paving in various colours to create an aesthetically pleasing finish across the whole scheme.
The whole development is finished with over 12,000m2 of public open space, with access footpaths meandering through the area.