Hallenbeagle Site Remediation and Infrastructure Project
The Cornwall Bio Park was developed by Hallenbeagle Estates Ltd and match funded by ERDF Convergence. It comprises a waste and energy development and business park adjacent to Network Rail’s London to Penzance line and the A30 at Scorrier in Cornwall.
The business park was built to meet the strategic needs of Cornwall and its business community by providing space for economic growth. The Cornwall Bio Park is the largest remaining commercial development land comprising both the Cornwall Business Park and the Cornwall Bio Park and will provide more than 144,330 sqft of business, distribution and office space to the Camborne, Pool, Redruth district.
Ward Williams Associates (WWA) was appointed as Project Managers, Quantity Surveyors and Principal Designer for the infrastructure works and site preparation, which involved remediation of mine shafts, contaminated land, over ground electricity cable diversions, Japanese Knotweed removal, on-site road and services infrastructure and off site road and bridge improvements, as well as the refurbishment of a listed Cornish tin mining engine house.
The main contractors on the project were Cormac Contracting.
With remediation now complete, Cornwall Business and Bio Park will provide business, distribution and office space to the west of Truro district. 23 building plots, fully serviced roads and infrastructure have been created for uses including waste recycling and generating energy from waste. Plots are being acquired and planning permissions sought for a range of uses.
The project spanned five years enabling and construction activities on site for a three year period. The project was shortlisted for the South West RICS Infrastructure Award and the South West Built Environment Infrastructure Award this year.
Commenting on the nomination, Martin Ayliffe from Ward Williams Associates said: “We are delighted and pleased at the nomination for the whole team’s effort who delivered such a complex, but high profile and important project for the district.”
The judges were impressed by the scale of the project and the constraints against which it was delivered.
Speaking about working on the project, Martin added: “It was extremely rewarding. Releasing a 13.5Ha prime development site on previously undevelopable land, relocation of the Gypsies to their new site, roads and infrastructure installed, no interruptions to Network Rail or the main A30 and the refurbishment of the listed engine houses were all successfully achieved.”