We have earned an enviable reputation with our clients for successfully master planning and managing the utility infrastructure requirements for development sites. Our experience spans across every market sector, whether it be a 1,000 plot housing scheme or a 400 acre industrial development park. We have a proven track record of being able to acquire, masterplan, negotiate and manage the delivery of utility services and diversions on time, on budget and with reduced risk.
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Infrastructure Master Planning, Sowerby Thirsk
Tate Consulting have been working with developers Castlevale over the last 5 years in developing the land at Sowerby Gate in Thirsk, North Yorkshire, to provide multi utility master planning, for a mixed use development.
The site is 80 hectares and the development comprises 965 houses commercial / industrial areas, retail space, hotel accommodation, nursing home and sports and recreational facilities.
Phase 1 is nearing completion with the road infrastructure and 104 houses for Mulberry Homes, to be followed on with Phase 2 shortly.
The site had two major challenges; overhead power lines and lack of utilities in the area. The overhead lines were found to be under a terminable way leave notice which has currently been served on the utility company with the site clearance works due to commence shortly, this has saved our client circa £250k
Due to the lack of services in the area, major infrastructure upgrades had to be undertaken, with the gas connection approximately 3km away and the nearest electrical connection at the primary substation. This led to further complications of land easements, and costs. To reduce costs Tate Consulting obtained quotations from an IDNO (Independent Distribution Network operator), which led to a reduction on the initial scheme costs of approximately £500k and helped with coordination as all services were under the control of one company.