Project Overview

The Chelmund’s Cross project was a combined civil engineering and building scheme comprising new road construction, road improvements and public realm works along with a BREEAM Excellent rated social enterprise building.

The project is part of a large initiative by Solihull Council to create a whole new village centre in the heart of an existing community. The site was in a challenging area prone to graffiti and vandalism.  Local stakeholders, in the immediate vicinity of the site, included two high rise residential apartment blocks, a school, three churches, various retail, health and residential buildings. 

Our works consisted of: 

  • Construction of a high quality public realm area surrounding the new buildings
  • Construction of a new access road with pedestrian crossings
  • New road alignments, junction improvements and new highway construction
  • Car parking
  • Landscaping and installation of new high quality street furniture
  • Street lighting
  • Diversion and installation of utilities (gas, water, electricity, telecommunications)
  • Significant drainage works
  • Construction of a BREEAM Excellent, three-storey, Enterprise Centre which will provide office space for small and new start-up businesses in the area and be a hub for job training workshops. 

Community engagement was at the heart of this project and regular liaison took place both during approvals and throughout construction with various local stakeholders. Significant pedestrian and traffic management was required to deliver the project and it was vital that access to the 400 pupil primary school was unaffected throughout the works. In addition to meetings with the school Headteacher we also liaised closely with local businesses and had monthly meetings with the resident’s forum. This included ensuring that all were aware of progress and upcoming works and any changes to road and access layouts. 

Project Gallery

Client

Solihull Council

Location

Solihull

Project Value

£5.1m

Contract Period

69 weeks

Downloads

Datasheet.pdf