This major housing scheme by Redrow has provided a new urban village on the 20-acre site of the former Penallta Colliery near Ystrad Mynach. The widest range of quality homes ever presented on one development in South Wales, it will eventually provide more than 600 new homes. Brandwells undertook the remediation and regrading of the site as well as the continuing site development works, with a contract value to date approaching £10million.
This new housing development by Swan Hill Homes and Bovis is on the site of the former Portishead Power Station. Covering some 500 acres, it combines superb community facilities with extensive open space and waterside amenities. Brandwells supplied the housing infrastructure and civil engineering groundworks for the scheme
We undertook the redevelopment of the former Rozel Hotel on the sea front at Weston–Super-Mare for Barratt Homes, excavating the site, constructing a reinforced concrete frame for luxury apartments and a three-storey reinforced concrete car park on this extremely tight and challenging site.
This former print works has been redeveloped by Barratt Homes to provide 130 homes. We appointed the demolition contractor and advised on the remediation of the site. There were serious ground contamination issues resulting from the previous use. To prevent rainwater leaching into the contaminated material and polluting the groundwater, we installed a 95% impermeable layer of bentonite (fine clay) 2 metres underground. We remedied an 8000 m³ shortfall of fill material by importing spoil from another Barratts project in the area.
This development by Linden Homes, close to the SS Great Britain’s berth in Bristol Harbour, has been designed to reflect the exceptional historic character of this locations. Alongside 145 luxury apartments there will be a new visitor centre for the SS Great Britain, including a museum, lecture theatre, workshop and fully waterproofed archive. Brandwells is undertaking the reinforced concrete foundations, multi-storey reinforced concrete frame, drainage and external works.