Work on hundreds of new homes in Cumbria and County Durham is among a clutch of new projects driving RWO’s civils growth
We have seen a ‘strong’ increase in demand for civil engineering in the last six months, providing contract design and civil engineering services for affordable new homes on Washington FC’s former ground, which are currently under development by housing association Karbon Homes.
Elsewhere, we’re providing engineering support for an affordable housing project in Spennymoor, County Durham and developments by Brierly Homes in Yorkshire, including sites in Pateley Bridge, Swainby and Woodfield.
The green light has also been given to our plans around the construction of dozens of new Gleeson Homes in Aspatria and Cleator Mills in Cumbria and the developers plans for 220 new affordable homes in Workington.
Work on these multi-million pound residential projects is being hailed as a welcome boost for regional housing, supporting the demand for cost effective engineering solutions and enabling housebuilders to bring forward developments to meet the chronic housing shortage.
Alex Erskine, our director of civils, said: “These projects recognise our ability to take a strategic view of developments from an engineering and planning design perspective for clients while delivering high quality work and management services. We expect to see more strategic sites coming forward in the next 18 months, underpinning continued growth in our workload.”