Lying halfway between Canterbury and Dover, Aylesham Garden Village is a development of 1,200 new homes, built by a consortium comprising Dover Council and housebuilders Ward, Barratt, Persimmon and Hillreed. We have been involved in all four phases of construction, having won the initial contract via a scoring system based on both price and the quality of our proposed planning and organisation.
The first phase covered primary infrastructure, including upgrading 400m of existing highway, and constructing 700m of new adoptable highway and drainage to surface course, plus a further 500m to base course. We also created a public square including feature paving, planters and landscaping, constructed a foul water pumping station to service the entire development, and upgraded two existing off-site highway junctions.
Following further competitive tenders we were subsequently awarded the infrastructure contracts for Phases 2, 3 and 4. Phase 2 works involved constructing new roads and drainage to link the village centre and mainline railway station, and improved car parking at both locations. We also undertook Section 278 improvements to the existing highways in Aylesham Village, requiring close cooperation with local residents.
Phase 3 works including new roads and drainage for future development phases, two new substations, and substantial landscaping schemes, among them a major new neighbourhood park. The package also included significant Section 278 works, such as constructing a new roundabout offsite at the A260 junction with the slip road leading onto the A2 dual carriageway. Phase 4 consisted of further road and path construction works, including Section 38 and Section 278 considerations, foul and surface water drainage installations, street lighting works, road signage installation, and soft landscaping works and maintenance provisions.