Grange Park, Thurston

Grange Park will see 124 new homes in Thurston, Suffolk, east of Bury St Edmunds and north of the A14 trunk road.

The Vistry Eastern development, comprising of two-bedroom bungalows and three-, four- and five-bedroom houses, was formally arable farmland, set on the outskirts of the village of Thurston.

Anderson secured the contract for this project which includes 124 homes – 45 of which are designated as affordable housing.

At the start of the project, our work involved establishing the site, setting up the main contractor compound, material storage area, car park and walkways, as well as hand hygiene wash stations. Our partnership with Tru Plant involved topsoil stripping, cutting and filling.

Our work has involved a minor S278 agreement to form the site access and an additional temporary construction access to serve the development, as well as on-site infrastructure such as adoptable roads and footpaths.

As part of the overall drainage strategy for the scheme, Anderson’s work involves the formation of attenuation basins and the installation of crate soak ways. In addition, a foul water rising main from the on-site pumping station was installed connecting to a gravity sewer in the main spine at the site entrance.

The project has also included installing traditional mesh-reinforced strip foundations, and substructure brickwork including a splash course and finished with insulated block and beam floors.

In addition, Anderson’s work involves all associated uPVC domestic drainage and an array of varying external works, as well as an HV cable diversion and foul water pipe diversion.

Anderson Senior Site Manager for this project is Jason Lawrence and the average number of Anderson staff on site each day will be 20.

• Work began November 2020
• Work is due for completion in April 2023

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