PBA was initially instructed by Redrow Homes to provide due diligence advice in supporting them with their successful bid redevelop the former Devonport Enclave Stores site in Plymouth.
The £70 million regeneration scheme, known as Devonport Vision, provides for 463 dwellings, extra care housing, commercial units whilst retaining the listed Market Hall building Hall which is to be re-used sensitively as a digital business and education hub.
PBA provided various technical inputs from the outset to help refine and value engineer the concept masterplan that had been produced. There were numerous challenges associated with redeveloping this site, including areas of contaminated land which needed to be remediated alongside the need to re-profile the existing steeply terraced engineered landscape without generating an overall export of material.
A comprehensive package of site access, off site highway works and urban realm improvements were developed in order to inform the development of a more detailed masterplan. A site wide attenuated drainage scheme was developed to provide a 30% betterment on existing flows in order to comply with the requirements of BREEAM.
Following the development of a detailed masterplan PBA then provided multidisciplinary design inputs for each of the thirteen phases, the last of which is due to be fully constructed in 2017. PBA’s local multidisciplinary capability provided an integral and cost-effective engineering package for the client to help refine and value engineer the Devonport Vision scheme.