Winvic Construction Ltd, known for designing and delivering multi-sector construction and civil engineering projects, has been appointed by IM Properties to construct Mercia Park. The new 238-acre employment park is situated in North West Leicestershire, and will be home to leading international businesses Jaguar Land Rover and DSV Group.
Winvic’s £21 million civils and infrastructure contract comprises an extensive earthworks programme, where over 1 million m3 of material will be excavated and remodelled to accommodate the development plateaux and 3000m of screening bunds.
The earthworks have been designed to transport as little excavated earth from the site as possible to reduce HGV traffic within the local community and highways networks. Additionally, 7,500m of underground drainage will be installed by Winvic, three areas of highway improvements and footpath throughout the park will be constructed and extensive landscaping works will begin. The civils and infrastructure works began on 2 June 2020 and are due to complete by December 2021.
Rob Cook, Winvic’s Director of Civils and Infrastructure, commented: “Having completed some vast earthworks programmes in the last few years, Winvic’s reputation in this area is becoming ever more robust. Our clients understand that we deliver schemes of any scale in a safe, expeditious and commercially viable way. Having worked with IM Properties on many other projects, it’s rewarding to know their team have confidence in everything we deliver; utilising the specialist trimble based machines and remodelling the plateaux intelligently to avoid disposing of excesses of material off-site illustrates our strategic outlook to design, regardless of the sector or size.”
Jason Jasper, UK Project Director at IM Properties, added: “When developing a scheme of this scale, it’s important to partner with trusted suppliers who not only have the resources and skills to deliver the project, but share in our commitment to create a best in class scheme, working with the local community and creating a positive lasting legacy we can all be proud of.”
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