Breheny Civil Engineering has bagged its biggest ever job with a £45m package of infrastructure work in Newark, including a new 2.2km Southern Link Road for developer Urban & Civic.
The work, which will help prepare for the development of 3,150 homes at Middlewick, also includes a roundabout to connect with the A46 and a redesign of a 700-metre stretch of Hawton Road. It is expected to take two years to complete.
The Suffolk-based contractor, which celebrated its 60th anniversary this year, will also provide embankments, a 110-metre multiple span bridge over the River Devon, a box culvert and a flood alleviation bridge within the flood plain itself.
To prepare for future developments on the 190-acre site, two new roundabouts will be built to facilitate future development connections.
Breheny will need to shift 1.5m cubic metres of soil and create eight ponds with three pump stations for sustainable urban drainage (SUDS). It also needs to reprofile six flood alleviation zones and divert 6km of high voltage over-head cables.
Phase one is underway with three housebuilders, Avant, Bellway and Countryside, due to provide 646 new homes plus a primary school.
Overall, the development will provide two schools, 2,900 sq m of community facilities and 17 acres of sports facilities plus 190,000 sq m of employment space.