Winvic to deliver first phase of infrastructure works at Fairham scheme in UK
September 11, 2020 – Winvic has been selected to deliver the first phase of infrastructure works at Fairham scheme, an £800m mixed-use development in Nottingham, UK.
The project is being delivered by Derbyshire-based Clowes Developments in conjunction with Homes England, the non-departmental public body that funds new affordable housing in England.
As part of the contract, Winvic will install a site compound before conducting several enabling and groundworks to deliver highway, drainage and utility infrastructure from this month.
Initially, the enabling works will focus around Nottingham Road, allowing wider construction to progress in the latter part of this year and into 2021.
The enabling works will launch the first phase of the £100m infrastructure investment on the 600-acre site, which received planning permission in 2018.
Nearly 3,000 new homes, one million ft² of commercial space and a neighbourhood centre along with community, health and educational facilities will be developed, as the first housing sites come forward in 2021.
Clowes Developments land and planning director Robert Hepwood said: “We have a long track record of working with Winvic on delivering complex and large scale schemes across the country.
“Welcoming them onto the Fairham site is an important first step towards bringing the new homes, infrastructure and employment opportunities of the neighbourhood to fruition.
“Fairham is a crucial development for the East Midlands and it will demonstrate how vital the local economy is after the events of earlier this year.
“Over the coming 12 months we will be progressing the site at pace by working closely with our partners and the public will soon see some big changes to the landscape as we move forward.”
Fairham project has been designed around sustainable and ultra-connected location in the middle of the green landscape in south Nottinghamshire. It forms part of Rushcliffe Borough Council’s local plan to build 13,500 homes over the next decade.
Winvic civils & infrastructure director Rob Cook said: “It’s great to be working on such a flagship project and we’re delighted that Clowes Developments and Homes England recognised that we would make the perfect partner to deliver the vast groundworks, highways and utility installation phase.
“Our experience on a number of significant gateway and mixed-use sites like Fairham – as well as infrastructure and preparatory works across all construction sectors – means we are well placed to deliver this vital first part of the project and exceed expectations.
“We can’t wait to start bringing Fairham to life, laying the foundations for the homes, community facilities and employment opportunities to come.”