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"Working with Dan and the team at AWP has been a pleasure. Their input and knowledge has resulted in practical solutions to some difficult drainage issues and detailed highway matters all of which was delivered on time and as scheduled. I will be using them in the future and would highly recommend their dynamic approach."

Richard PerseyHitchcock's Business Park

Hitchcock's Business Park

Mid Devon

Following on from work we'd previously undertaken for client Richard Persey on a nearby residential scheme, we were asked to provide engineering input for this Business Park on a brownfield site near Uffculme in Mid Devon.

Our initial involvement, in 2014, was to support the proposed development of approximately 12,000 sqm of B1, B2 and B8 employment use. A comprehensive planning application was submitted covering existing buildings with extant permissions and a number of new commercial units. We prepared a Flood Risk Assessment (including a surface water strategy), a Foul Drainage Strategy and a Transport Statement to support a detailed planning application for the proposed Business Park.

The overall scheme received planning permission in November 2014 and a series of smaller detailed permissions have subsequently been granted. We were pleased to continue our involvement in this project by undertaking the engineering work supporting these applications and by undertaking the infrastructure design of the internal roads and service yards and the S278 works to improve the site access.

The Business Park has grown steadily over the last few years, as can be seen from the photographs above, and the construction of the approved development is nearing completion. We were delighted to see this success recognised by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) which announced Hitchcocks Business Park as the ‘Best Commercial Development’ in 2017. 

Building on the success of the business park, we submitted engineering reports to support a planning application for the latest phase of a further 6,700 sqm of B1, B2 and B8 employment use. Mid Devon District Council granted permission for this in February 2020.