January, 2017Met Rises to Challenge at Middlewood Locks

Planning consent has been granted for phase two of the £1bn Middlewood Locks development in Salford, toward which Met Consultancy Group provided utility tracing and condition survey services.

One of the largest regeneration developments in the North West, the scheme will deliver a new mixed-use neighbourhood comprising 2,215 new homes and 900,000 sq ft of commercial space including offices, hotel, shops, restaurants, convenience store and gym on a 24.5-acre brownfield site.

Met were asked to trace the route of a deep trunk main sewer across the site after previous attempts by other companies had failed, raising the prospect of delays to the development. Met coordinated the surveys and worked together with a specialist CCTV crew to undertake a CCTV condition survey of the sewer and map its route across the site, allowing development to progress.

The scheme, which includes extensive public green space, is being developed around three large basins of the Manchester, Bolton and Bury Canal, which connect to the River Irwell and is a short distance from the central business district and retail amenities of Manchester city centre.

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