Tadpole Garden Village, Swindon – Crest Nicholson Strategic

The rural location of Crest Strategic’s scheme near Swindon provided significant off-site challenges.

Client: Crest Nicholson Strategic

Units: 1,700

Type: Residential, Commercial & Community use

Commenced: 2014         

The rural location of Crest Strategic’s scheme near Swindon provided significant off-site challenges.  Crest’s trust in TriConnex’s delivery, based on our previous success at their 2,500 unit scheme at Bewbush, Sussex, was further reinforced with the off-site works being completed three weeks early, ensuring show home opening dates were easily met.

The Challenge

The rural location of the site meant that limited power was available from the existing electricity network.  Two HV electricity connections were required with a route totalling 3.5km, of this 2.5km was off-site. The off-site route comprised 1 km through existing residential streets and 1.5km around Swindon’s arterial ring road. Due to local authority restrictions a 10 week window for the works was identified.

Our Solution

After extensive design work and site investigation to establish a targeted route, TriConnex engaged with all parties and agreed a detailed programme for works with an associated comprehensive traffic management plan.

A cable lay of 3.5 km inclusive of a 40m directional drill, bridge and culvert crossings were completed by multiple teams with minimal disruption to local residents and traffic.  The installation was delivered three weeks ahead of schedule, in conjunction with Crest’s Section 278 works and a new medium pressure gas main.

Client Feedback

“We would like to thank you and your teams for the hard work put into Tadpole Garden Village over the past year to get the infrastructure in and the site opened up. The sales office at Tadpole Gate is now open and we have taken our first reservations. Your hard work and dedication is evident from the quality of [supporting services] which have been delivered and will continue to be delivered in the years to come.” – Technical Director