Current Aerial View of the proposed SFA site at Larkhill
Lovell is delighted to be registered as a contributor to ‘Our Community Matters’ and we would like to take this opportunity to update local communities on the progress of the SFA new build project at Ludgershall, Bulford and Larkhill.
Since our engagement we have been working on a number of fronts. Firstly we have progressed the Planning consents in respect of each of the three sites and hope, very soon, to have secured detailed consent on both Ludgershall and Bulford, with Larkhill following very quickly afterwards, certainly for a substantial initial phase.
We have progressed our roads and sewers solutions with our design consultant WYG, and have submitted much of this work to Wiltshire Council for their approval. We continue to work with the Council, DIO and our respective design teams to finalise solutions for all three schemes and the associated off-site works.
Importantly, we have now made a start in the field, having commenced Rights of Way diversions and temporary access measures at Larkhill. In addition, we plan to start early in May on the works associated with provision of a new traffic roundabout at the entrance to Larkhill on the Packway. It is a condition of our extant Planning consent that this is to be completed ahead of construction on site and in any case, it is critical for access to the new St Michael’s school which will be completed ahead of the housing development. In support of these works, a team from Lovell recently attended the Durrington Town Council annual meeting and the Tidworth Area Board so as to consult with stakeholders and the public in general on these matters.
In the meantime our core team continues to expand to support the necessary preliminary works leading up to the start of construction later in the year. Each location will be managed by a site-based Project Manager each of whom will be responsible for a team of Site Managers and Assistant Site Managers. They, in turn, will be responsible for individual elements of the scheme ranging from ground works through to the finishing trades.