Demolition and remediation of Ashdon Road Industrial Estate, Saffron Walden, with planning application support for a new residential development and design of new Ridgeons store.
Client: Turnstone Estates
Services: Buildings, Advisory & Planning, Building Standards
Main Contractor: PDR Construction
Architect: CMP Architects
The Ashdon Road Industrial Estate consisted of 14 buildings, either empty or housing a variety of industrial companies, in addition to the Ridgeons Timber and Builders’ Merchant.
Sweco were appointed in a multi-discipline capacity by Turnstone in partnership with Ridgeons to demolish and remediate the site, re-profile the site in a cut and fill exercise, support the planning application for the outline permission for residential development, and to design the new Ridgeons store.
The completed store provides approximately 60,000sqft of floor space split between warehouse, shop floor and mezzanine showrooms. In addition, 1.4ha of external space provides additional sales area for paving, aggregates and external materials along with customer and staff parking.