Great Wilsey Park is to the north-east of Haverhill, in Suffolk, in an area which St Edmundsbury Council has identified as providing an opportunity to build much-needed housing.
Currently 250 acres of arable fields and woodland, this development will provide new local amenities for the community, including a day nursery, two primary schools, a health centre, community centre, local shops, small-scale office spaces and a care home.
The Wilsey Park design is focused strongly on nature and the environment and will be enhanced with woodland trails, accessible parklands and ecologically diverse habitats, as well as community allotments.
To provide clear and safe access to Wilsey Park, a roundabout has been built on the existing A143 between Haverhill and Bury St Edmunds in partnership with Tru Plant and Hertfordshire Traffic Management. A 2.5km access ‘spine’ feeds through the site, connecting to a smaller roundabout at Chalkstone Way. These works are the backbone of the scheme, from which all estate roads and dwellings can be constructed.
The site has two pumping stations for sewage, one temporary and one permanent, while new surface water is managed with large concrete pipes, new basins and swales, also connecting to an existing network of ditches.
Groundworks include traditional trench fill foundations to support substructure brickwork and suspended insulated floors. External works to driveways includes block paving and tarmac, slabbed footpaths and informal Breedon gravel footpaths.
Wilsey Park will eventually offer upwards of 2,500 homes over 20 years, with planning consent already secured for 499.
Anderson Project Manager for this site is Halil Mjekqi who oversees 40 Anderson employees.
- Work started in November 2020
- Work is due for completion in November 2022