Whalley Road, Skelmersdale

SOLUTIONS PROVIDED:

  • Identifying construction issues on a previously designed network
  • Re-designing the street lighting scheme to allow design out the issues
  • Quick turnaround to provide a Local Authority approved design
  • Private Lighting Design also provide

THE PROJECT:

Seddon Construction had started work on the Whalley Road project in Skelmersdale, which is currently ongoing and will see the design and build of 120 timber-frame homes. Of the 120 homes, 24 are for affordable rent, 32 shared ownership and 64 open market sales.

The developer had engaged the local authority to produce a lighting design on the basis that it came with pre-approvals and sent this out to tender for the installation package.

Aptus were awarded the streetlighting installations & connections contracts and started to mobilise ready to start.

Upon pre-start, it was clear that the lighting design had been produced after the new roads had been formed and as such, no road crossings had been allowed for or installed. 

The developer asked us for a review and a redesign of the drawing to see if we could design out these issues. As we were already the multi-utility provider on the scheme, we had the advantage of knowing where the low voltage network was being installed.

The design team set to work to see what could be done and how we could quickly resolve this and offer a Local Authority approved redesign that would not affect the site build phase and handover dates.

Through re-design, we were able to move 10 proposed columns over to the other side of the road where the LV would be laid, without the need of any additional columns adding to the design. This lighting design was still designed to the required British standards – BS5489:2020 and the local authority specifications. 

Aptus also provided the Private Lighting design on this scheme based on the same principles as the adopted.

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    Multi Discipline expertise

    The developer asked us for a review and a redesign of the drawing to see if we could design out these issues. As we were already the multi-utility provider on the scheme, we had the advantage of knowing where the low voltage network was being installed and make suitable recommendations

    Sedodn Construction Whalley Road

    Timely completion

    Aptus managed to achieve the target of creating a Local Authority approved redesign that would not affect the site build phase and handover dates offering a speedy turnaround while reducing the amount of road crossings needed to be installed on site if the first proposed drawing were used.

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