Whitehouse were appointed on a design and build basis to redesign and construct a new car parking facility for Melton Mowbray Borough Council.
The site was of local archaeological interest therefore during construction a watching brief was provided.
All members of the site team were briefed each morning regarding the possible location of ancient artefacts. Fingertip searches were undertaken resulting in the finding of artefacts dating back several centuries.
Whitehouse ECI amended the design to utilise SUDS, incorporating porous tarmacadam. These innovative SUDS techniques ensure surface water infiltrates through, preventing surface run off in an extreme rain event.
The SUDS solution eliminated the need for additional excavation therefore reduced the amounts of quarried virgin aggregate were required for construction. This allowed us to dramatically reduce the amount of lorry movements required in the historic market town, therefore lowering significantly the carbon footprint of the entire scheme.
These factors allowed the carpark to be built in a more efficient manner, saving weeks on the programme, reducing both overall cost to the client and disruption to all stakeholders.
Byron Rhodes Council Leader said, “The car park was delivered within budget and on programme, it will help create a great impression on visitors in the town”
Whitehouse were awarded the Considerate Constructors Scheme certificate for this project, with particular emphasis on Respecting the Community.