Transformed eyesore to create jobs and services

A former caravan park in Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex is being redeveloped to provide residential and retail units. The scheme forms part of Tendring District Council’s regeneration strategy and will provide much-needed jobs and amenities for Walton residents. The infrastructure provision for the site was carefully coordinated by Motion’s team of multidisciplinary consultants.

Martello Land and Properties’ Stephen Sibley says, “Thanks to Motion’s support, the redevelopment of a local eyesore will contribute to Walton’s regeneration and give a boost to the town, potentially creating around 140 full- and part-time jobs for the local area.”

The 13.5 hectare site will be transformed with 216 new homes built by Taylor Wimpey. The scheme also includes a 1,254 square metre Aldi supermarket, an independent living complex comprising 60 apartments for older people and a 16 bed higher social needs unit for adults with profound disabilities.

Motion provided transport and drainage advice prior to planning submission. The company was subsequently asked by Martello Land and Properties to design and manage the S278 and S38 highway works, and the S104 adoptable sewerage works. “We provided project management, contract administration and cost management for these works, as well as producing the detailed design for the access road and two branching roads,” explains Motion Associate Director, Julian Smith.

Timely completion
According to Project Manager Tom Sibley, Total Land Solutions, “Motion’s experienced consultants ensured that all works were completed in a timely manner and to the right specification.” As lead consultant, Motion ensured that all plots had access to water, gas, drainage, electricity and telecoms services. Martello Land and Properties aims to offer fully serviced plots suitable for retail and commercial use.

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