Implementation of phase one of the Enabling Application (October 2012 - January 2013)
- Creating a new access for Heavy Container Vehicles linking to the old A1: the new construction entrance, located on the B1043 (the old A1) north of the current North Gate Airfield entrance, will be a designated entry and exit point
- for all HCVs both for the construction of the Enterprise Zone and existing lorries using the site in its current logistics capacity
- Creation of internal roads to support the new entrance plans
- Landscaping and refurbishment of existing North Gate entrance of the site.
Implementation of phase two of the Enabling Application (February 2013 - April 2014)
- closure of the North Gate entrance for refurbishment and landscaping
- removal of the existing fencing and leylandii trees
- re-landscaping the entrance with additional grassland and native tree species including sessile oak, field maple, wild cherry and hornbeam
- laying a section of the tree-lined boulevard which forms the new entrance to the site
- additional infrastructure and landscaping for the Incubator building.
Work began on the Incubator building in early April and was completed in December 2013, with the Boulevard completed in the New Year. The Incubator accepted its first tenants in April 2014 and is now full.
Delivering Phase 1 of the Enterprise Campus (October 2014 onwards)
In July 2014 the next phase of the Enterprise Zone began, with a match funded Building Foundations for Growth grant from Government and Urban&Civic's private funding bringing forward:
- demolition of 43 unused buildings within the phase 1 Enterprise Zone (EZ) area
- removal of associated former taxiways and intermediate hardstanding concreted areas
- creation of two new "infrastructure nodes" with power, water and digital connectivity for over 800,000 sq ft of commercial space
- extension of the existing boulevard to create the initial road network within the phase 1 EZ area
- complimentary landscaping, including the formation of the preliminary sustainable urban drainage systems to manage a slow and controlled release of surface water.
The demolition began on site in October, and can be followed through two on-site timelapse cameras:
If you have any questions or comments on the works currently being undertaken these can be made at any time to the Gatehouse (01480 431568) or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.