Our services are contributing to the creation of Brooklands Development – a new, sustainable community on the eastern edge of Milton Keynes. As lead consultant, we have devised several innovative strategies and design solutions to meet the challenges of the site, which borders the M1.
The development offers 2,500 new homes, together with a complete range of commercial, retail and community facilities. It will deliver an impressive new landscape character, at the heart of which is Brooklands Ridge, Brooklands Meadows and Broughton Brook Linear Park. This newly created feature, for which we won the Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation Environmental Award 2010, provides an important area of public open space and habitat creation as well as protection from motorway noise and pollution from the M1.
We also contributed towards the delivery of a multi-utility solution (including surface water, foul water, potable water, gas, electricity and telecoms) that created a substantial saving for the client and realised earlier delivery of the services to the site, complete with fibre to the home (digital connectivity), that otherwise would not have been achieved. This meant that the client could deliver infrastructure, landscaping and the first school early, before the first house was built.
We also provided innovative and award-winning flood risk and surface water management solutions, allowing for surfacing water attenuation facilities to be integrated within open space at Brooklands Meadows and the southern Linear Park. The bespoke design of the open spaces is an important part of our sustainable urban drainage systems (SuDS) solution.