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(Posted on 05/08/19)UCML were asked to provide its services in coordinating and project managing a new residential development in Llangollen, situated in North Wales. The scheme is ongoing and will compromise of approximately 92-95 dwellings on completion, built as a mixture of 2, 3, 4 and 5 bed homes. The site off Vicarage Road, known as ‘Maes Helyg’ will overlook Llangollen town centre. In order for the development to progress, the site required planning permission to widen an existing road. As a result, a diversion of electricity, water, gas and telecoms was required, in addition to the reconnection of services to existing dwellings. An interesting point about this scheme, is that road levels were changed which meant mains and services in certain areas were exposed once ground had been removed. In addition to diversions in the road, it was discovered that overhead High Voltage cables required diverting on site. The High Voltage cables will be diverted through the site where a substation will be constructed in order for a new Low Voltage network to supply the site. In addition to this, the local water authority are installing a new reservoir above the site, which requires a 315mm main to be installed up the road, and past the site. The timing of this alongside other diversionary work in the road has been critical to the development of the site. UCML were able to coordinate and manage the timing of each utility, which has been key to the clients’ programme of works.