Wycke Place, Maldon

Wycke Place is on the fringes of the market town of Maldon and forms part of the Limebrook Park Garden Suburb which, in total, will include 1,000 new homes.

Meandering through the site is the original Lime Brook and historical records suggest that the banks of the brook were once home to early Roman settlers with some evidence of this found as part of the comprehensive archaeological studies completed before the development started back in 2019.

The Crest Nicholson development takes in a 15-acre plot and Anderson has been responsible for the Phase 1 groundworks.

The job includes S278 works comprised of the formation of two bell mouths to serve the development, the widening of the existing Maldon Road and drainage improvements and installation or upgrades to existing lighting, signage, bus stops and street furniture.

The infrastructure works also involved both adoptable ECC specification and private roads and drainage and the formation of attenuation basins and feeder swales carrying surface water run-off link to existing ditches.

Anderson also used the topography of the ground for foul water discharges in two locations on the Eastern boundary through pipes installed below the redundant railway line and out through the adjacent Handley Garden development.

Further work included traditional strip foundations to support the substructure brickwork, insulated block and beam floors, all associated uPVC domestic drainage and an array of other external works.

Once completed Wycke Place will provide 106 homes with 32 designated as affordable.

The scheme also incorporates other community benefits including community buildings, heritage buildings, parkland, an eco-site, school and retail units as well as an early years hub and large public open spaces with recreational areas.

Refurbishment and enhancements to an existing pedestrian railway tunnel linking to the wider Limebrook Park development will also take place.

Anderson Senior Site Manager for this project is Ron “Rocket” Sant who oversees 30 Anderson employees.

• Work started in September 2020
• Work is due for completion in October 2022

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