• Calne Town Council, Beversbrook

    An ongoing project, involving various members of our normal team, have been working with Calne Town Council on the £1.5m Beversbrook Development of which the Leisure Consultancy secured £1m from the Football Foundation. The scheme utilises 50Ha of former agricultural land. Our topographical surveyors carried out the initial survey and the earthworks cut and fill balance to the range of pitch sizes agreed with the Town Council. Chris Rogers designed the 8 team changing room in preliminary form.

    Calne Beversbrook

    A full range of specialist surveys needed to be implemented because the site has many unusual features – a medieval village (English Heritage), a Government oil pipeline, overhead power cables, a Brook (Environment Agency), an arboricultural survey requirement, an archaeological survey was required (Wiltshire County Council) and an ecological survey was necessary. The scheme involves football and cricket facilities, a multi use games area, an access road, car park and hard and soft landscaping. Outline planning permission was obtained to trigger the funding allocation which, it is believed, is one of the largest awarded by the Football Foundation (£1m).

    From that point the project management was bid for and won (just) by a company with a local office but the Sports Construction Consultancy bid for, and won, the contract for technical consultancy and contract supervision for the pitches, the hard and soft landscaping and the MUGA.

    Our Agronomist was responsible for the natural turf designs, including the cricket square and The Sports Construction Consultancy obtained full planning permission, including the detail required for the combined changing rooms and cricket pavilion building.