Engineering Regeneration | Fox Valley, Stocksbridge

Civil & Structural Engineering Project

Client: Dransfield Properties Ltd,
Project: Town centre regeneration scheme
Value: £50m
Completion: 2016


Civil & structural engineering project involving drainage and flood protection assessments, foundation design and superstructures

Project Overview

This major regeneration project centres around the creation of a mixed use development known as Fox Valley. The scheme effectively delivers a new 136,000 sq ft town centre in Stocksbridge, north of Sheffield with major retail and leisure provision, high-specification office space, industrial warehousing and residential development with associated parking and transport infrastructure across a 28-acre former steelworks site.

Met Consultancy has been involved in this scheme since its inception over a decade ago, initially providing drainage and flood protection assessments and designs to inform a flood prevention barrier spanning the entire site, and since conducting all structural and civil engineering analysis, design and detailing from foundations to superstructures. A large part of the site was prepared for housing development, the first phase of which, a total 104 houses is now under construction.

Technical Overview

The scheme initially involved facilitating the vacation of the site by Tata Steel, following which significant remediation work was required to treat soil contamination and the grouting of mine-workings. The large site presented varying ground conditions which required detailed design work for the sub structure works across the site ranging from typical pads, RC ground beams and piles and remedial works in the form of vibro compaction.

Enabling works have included the construction of a steel stock warehouse with associated hard-standings and a rail link together with the construction of flood walls and a new oil separator facility.