18 September 2018
We are immensely proud of our contribution towards a new development on Peterborough’s South Bank, Fletton Quays. The 6.4-hectare site, located on the prime riverfront just south of the city centre, continues at pace since receiving outline planning consent in December 2015 on behalf of Peterborough Investment Partnership (PIP).
The build-out of the £120 million scheme, which includes a new office for Peterborough City Council (opened 1st September), has seen extensive ongoing collaborative working from our multi-disciplinary teams, who have provided a wide range of services including civil & structural engineering, transport, environmental and geo-environmental.
WYG is a key member of the delivery team for the following:
Arnold Ashton, Associate Director, WYG said:
“Having been closely involved in the Fletton Quays project through inception, planning and now at the delivery stage, I have watched it grow and had the privilege, along with many of my colleagues, of influencing how the scheme looks and functions on the ground. The project team, both across WYG disciplines and between the different consultants, have worked together brilliantly well, I know PIP are very grateful for our efforts and look forward to working with them on other major projects in Peterborough in the future.”
Gareth Shepherd, Director, WYG added:
“Fletton Quays has been a tremendous project for WYG as a collective to work upon. Redevelopment of this neglected quarter builds on exciting development plans already in place for the city centre and will help Peterborough to thrive.
So many of the disciplines we major in have touched the project at varying stages of its gestation and creation. It’s a credit to our multi-disciplinary team and the team ethos the group have helped create with the Developers and Contractors during its construction.”
In addition, Peterborough City Council has independently purchased the former mill that is adjacent to the site. The aim is to convert the building into an arts and culture hub, whilst also providing a new home for Metal Peterborough. Grant funding is being sought and success has already been achieved with over £1.5 million having been secured, including the best part of £½ million awarded from Arts Council England towards the redevelopment.
Arnold Ashton has been appointed as Project Manager by Peterborough City Council to oversee the redevelopment works and already we have successfully secured planning consent and now, with the preferred contractor on site, are working through pre-construction activities and enabling works before the more substantial construction works begin.