St James Retail Park S278 Works

Client: GMI Construction

Value: £1.2million
Location: Sheffield
Contract Period: 44 weeks
Contract Type: JCT Subcontract

 A new retail park is under construction off the A6102 (Bochum Parkway) south of Sheffield city centre on the site of the old Norton College. The site is being developed by St James Securities Limited. GMI Construction are the Principal Contractor for the scheme.

To provide access into the site a new traffic light controlled entrance is to be constructed off Bochum Parkway. This will enable traffic approaching both from the east and the west to gain access to and leave the retail park.

Along with the entrance works, adjustments are being made to the adjacent Meadowhead Roundabout with the introduction of an additional lane to increase capacity around the roundabout.

Howard Civil Engineering commenced the Section 278 Works contract in May 2017.

A full community liaison scheme has been rolled out by Howard Civil Engineering which has been well received. This includes the delivery of an electronic newsletter every 2 weeks to local residents, businesses and service providers, providing up to date information about the road works and warns of temporary traffic management that is likely to have a detrimental affect on travel times.

Editions of our newsletter can be found on our dedicated St James Retail Park/Bochum Parkway web page

This is our first contract for GMI Construction.

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