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The Anderson way is a roundabout way

In the past two months, Anderson has secured £11million of new contracts as demand for housing returns to pre-pandemic levels.

Anderson has been working on a technically‐challenging roadworks package for a development in Essex, which included relocating an existing roundabout.

The Mulberries in Witham, a 750‐home development by Redrow Homes, offers a range of three and four-bedroom homes from the homebuilder’s Heritage Collection.

Michael Keeley, Associate Construction Director at Anderson
Michael Keeley
Associate Construction Director

Anderson was contracted to complete a difficult section 278 roadways package, which included moving a roundabout, while limiting disturbance to traffic and those living nearby.

Michael Keeley, Associate Construction Director, who has overseen Anderson’s work onsite, said it has been a challenging but rewarding project.

“The roundabout was quite a tricky one,” said Michael. “It would be nice if we could just pick it up and move it.”

With such technically challenging works, Michael and his team try to do the bulk of their preparation “offline”; meaning before the site is being worked on.

“After a lot of research, planning and pre-start meetings, with both the client and local authority, we decided we would bridle the roads coming toward the site, so there was no need for traffic lights. This meant were able to move the roundabout while keeping the traffic flowing.”

Michael said he was proud of the way his team tackled the project.

“At this development, the highways element really was the key to unlocking the rest of the site.

“The main road at the front of the site gets a lot of attention from the passing traffic and people have always been very complementary of how well the development looks.”

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