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:
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.