Sutton Hill completed


McPhillips have completed the regeneration of the busy Sutton Hill Local Centre for Telford & Wrekin Council.  The project has provided highways and public realm improvements and a new building incorporating retail units and new affordable apartments.

Initial works included site clearance, tree felling and demolition of 22 properties including removal of asbestos before demolition could commence.  We made drainage improvements to the site including installing 140m of foul drainage and 430m of storm drainage and also installed 1100m of new two way ducting for services. We then constructed 390m of new through road and 1000m of new surfaced footway. Two new residents car parks and two new public car parks totalling 97 permanent spaces were phased for construction during the programme in order to maintain the levels of car parking for the public as works proceeded.  Paving work included laying 2800m2 of Marshalls conservation slabs, 1000m2 of brick paviors, and 70m2 of granite setts and construction of two uncontrolled pedestrian crossings with tactile paving.  Finishing works included the soft landscaping of the area and installation of street scaping features which included street furniture, pedestrian guard rails, fencing and street lighting.  A high number of uncharted services were encountered during the works and we used a series of trial pits to discover further services which required diversion under our supervision including 3-way Virgin Media, 63mm gas by Transco, 180mm MDPE by Severn Trent Water and telecoms by BT Openreach.

As part of the scheme McPhillips were asked to design and build four flats above a new retail unit as part of Telford & Wrekin Council's property investment portfolio.  The brief was to build to Level 4 of the Code for Sustainable Homes and we have introduced further sustainable features such as a 400m2 green roof to ensure this project achieves BREEAM Very Good.