Jubilee Park – From Dereliction to Desirable

IMG_1536Walters Land Limited has recently obtained Planning Permission for a mixed development on a 40 hectare site at the former Novelis Aluminium Works in Rogerstone on the outskirts of Newport.  The site, when fully developed will include residential areas for 1200 homes, a new primary school, significant public open space areas, a hotel and a new commercial area.

Walters UK were initially appointed to work with the in-house client and designers Arup and Integral Geotechnique to undertake further site investigations, develop the design and discharge any outstanding planning conditions.

Having successfully completed the above tasks, Walters are currently undertaking the geo-environmental and geotechnical remediation of the site as well as the construction of the primary infrastructure for the site.

In order to render the former industrial site suitable for development, Walters are required to break out over 125,000m3 of heavily reinforced concrete which is then crushed and processed for sustainable use as a construction material. To ensure the site is readily available for future development over 600,000m3 of excavated material will be moved together with the eradication of a number of pernicious weeds including Japanese Knotweed and Himalayan Balsam.

Infrastructure works include Section 278 Works, primarily involving off site improvements and reconfiguration of an existing roundabout, over 4.5 kilometres of main drainage, over 2 kilometres of new primary infrastructure highway construction and extensive hard and soft landscaping.