Norton Retail Park

Sweco’s transport planners advised on the redevelopment of the former Norton College site in Sheffield into a new 150,000sq ft retail park.

KEY FACTS

Client: St James Securities

Location: Sheffield, South Yorkshire

Date: 2016 – Present

PROJECT

As part of the planning application phase, Sweco produced a Transport Assessment and a Travel Plan and provided traffic engineering and transport planning advice covering service yard design and the layout of a 450 space car park. Sweco also modelled adjacent junctions on the Sheffield Outer Ring Road to assess the traffic impact of the proposals. A mitigation strategy was approved by Sheffield City Council which included the improvement of off-site junctions to minimise the impact of development traffic on the local highway network.

The development was granted full planning permission in 2016 and Sweco is providing detailed S278 design advice and site supervision for the highway works. The site is currently under construction with the opening scheduled for spring of 2018.