Fairbridge Way, Burgess Hill

Client: Fairbridge Developments
Contract Period:
Completion: July 2019
Fairbridge Way, Burgess Hill
Fairbridge Way, Burgess Hill
Fairbridge Way, Burgess Hill
Fairbridge Way, Burgess Hill

Working as Principal Contractor, Gallagher Ltd has provided infrastructure for a new housing development in Burgess Hill.

Gallagher constructed a travellers’ camp a few years ago on this site for the same client. The adjacent land houses a sewage works, concrete plant and garages, and now has planning permission for a large housing development.

The scope of works comprised:

  • Technical support to obtain approval from planning authorities for the design
  • Realignment of the existing Fairbridge Way (whilst permitting access to existing facilities)
  • New S38 roads including a ring road for the new housing development
  • Ground improvement: rolling dynamic compaction and stone filled trenches and geogrids
  • Highways structures: piled retaining walls, road bridge abutments and bridge construction, two pedestrian footbridges and a gabion basket retaining wall
  • New foul water pumping station and rising main
  • New FW and SW drainage, 3 attenuation ponds and associated headwalls
  • Management and co-ordination of utilities including all builders work

The scheme was undertaken throughout the autumn, winter and spring, so careful consideration had to be taken for the multiple premises located on Fairbridge Way and the site’s single point of entry. Additional challenges arose from multiple statutory service diversions and a river (all while constructing new highways structures and maintaining traffic flow). The scheme was subject to multiple elements of design development as well as Flood Risk Assessment Protocol and Environment Agency constraints.

Primary capping materials for the new road and 6G gabion for the elevated retaining walls were provided by Gallagher Aggregates Ltd.