JPG Group appointed on North Wales’s most significant strategic development

Structural and civil engineering practice, JPG Group, has been appointed to provide consultancy services on the second phase of enabling works for North Wales’s most significant strategic development, The Airfields in Deeside.

JPG has been involved with the Northern Gateway project for six years and have advised on the infrastructure and master planning requirements during phase one at the 240 acre site.

Initially, JPG advised on 1,500 metres of flood defences from the River Dee with the creation of new watercourses through the site, and provision for first part of the Welsh Government funded spinal road to unlock the site for development.

In the Phase 1 Enabling Works, JPG advised on the spinal road extension to enable residential development and off-site infrastructure including roadside amenity use. Countryside Properties in now on site delivering 283 new homes and more recently a global retailer has completed a 97,000 sq ft delivery station.

In the Phase 2 Enabling Works, JPG is advising on further works to support more residential and commercial development, given the sites proximity to Junction 16 of the M56.

Chris Harding, Managing Director at JPG Group said,

“The site is the former RAF Sealand South Camp which when we first became involved had immediate flood threats and very minimal access to existing key infrastructure such as power and drainage. As the project’s lead consultant our role has been critical in advising the client on viability and economic development potential. We are serving the project with experts from our teams in Strategic Land, Infrastructure and Geo-Environmental Engineering. We are both designing the infrastructure and simultaneously identifying best development potential for interested parties.”

Established in 1988, JPG employs a team of 50 industry experts and provides civil and structural engineering services for clients throughout the UK. It covers all major development sectors with expertise in every aspect of civil and structural engineering from initial site investigation, through design and construction, to the implementation of traffic management schemes.

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