In October 2019, Aptus was awarded the contract to
deliver services to 535 homes for a joint venture between Miller Homes and Story Homes.
The development forms part of the Newcastle City Council master plan to create a thriving semi-rural small town at Callerton over the next 20 years.
Section 278 works for a new road layout were not due to be constructed for 18 months and, working in what was essentially a field, Aptus had to address issues of land ownership and easement restraints to gain access before we could begin.
To facilitate our works, we also had to gain permission from Northern PowerGrid to complete a temporary HV link until we could get onto the site.
Aptus was required to adapt and innovate in key
North East Operations Manager Steve Chesworth commented:
“This particular contract required a protracted process of meetings, consultation, and sensitive liaison with all parties to achieve the desired objectives. We were pleased to successfully negotiate these challenges and deliver all services on schedule, ready for handover.”