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(Posted on 03/06/19)A client was awarded planning permission by a local authority to regenerate the space of an unused brownfield site of the former wartime factory site, Roften Works in Hooton. UCML were appointed for their technical procurement and project management services at the large residential development. On completion, the scheme will compromise of 265 homes and apartments, a 72-bed care home, a community hall and a village green built over 18 hectares of land. The first homes are expected to be complete by Summer 2019. Following an initial review of the scheme, UCML discovered that a 33kV overhead electricity cable ran through the site which required diverting to accommodate the new development. In order for this to be done, UCML completed the design of new road prior to the commencement of the diversion works, to ensure the design accommodated the necessary work involved. UCML liaised with the relevant authorities to coordinate a section 278 existing highway works agreement, allowing work on the road to begin, and the diversion work to be completed. UCML were able to complete the high voltage diversion in a timely manner, in suiting with the client’s timeframe. UCML also completed diversion works for telecom cables, which included recovering poles and overhead cabling. A water diversion was also coordinated and managed for the client, with the abandonment of associated mains and chambers too.