The EN:Procure team were very pleased to see Termrim clearing land at Rooley Heights for Together Housing’s 28 home scheme procured through the New Build framework in November 2018.
The site previously had planning approval but development had been delayed due to significant technical difficulties, including its 6m difference in levels and unmapped infrastructure from the nearby reservoir.
EN:Procure worked with Termrim on a collaborative process of rigorous re-design, value engineering and procurement to resolve the technical issues and make the scheme deliverable in terms of construction methodology and commercial viability. The muckshifting, plus the installation of a Gabion retaining structure, addressed the level difference.
The site also previously had no defined surface water or foul water drainage connections and all previous tender returns had included large provisional sums for this element of works. The EN:Procure/Termrim design team carried out on and off site drain tracing exercises and detailed negotiations with Yorkshire Water to agree a drainage strategy, removing risk and allowing a reduced fixed sum to be agreed for this element of works. Calderdale Council subsequently approved the more efficient site layout and revised house type designs with simplified elevations and materials palettes.
The scheme completed in January 2020.