Street Design, Poppy Close, Oxford

Street Design, Poppy Close, Oxford

A key element is this traditional residential estate was the working of the design around a large existing tree. Its good to see that after a number of years it appears to doing well and is the focus of the entire road ! Wilsham are used to designing highway and drainage works in areas with tree protection orders and securing permissions.   Trees are an important feature in our urban and rural landscapes and make a significant contribution to the character and quality of our roads. They play an important role in providing...

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The Heritage Way, Gosport

The Heritage Way, Gosport

The Hertage Way is now an important road into this side of Gosport. In highway engineering terms it was very challenging. During the initial stages of  construction the whole area was flooded, contamined and constuction had ground to a halt. The entire development of the new housing estates depended on the road being built on time. I was brought in by the developer and his contractor to fundamentally review how the road could be built. Instead of the mass importing of capping material I proposed and agreed with the contractor a...

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