John Lewis at Home, Ashford

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John Lewis at Home, Ashford

John Lewis & Partners wanted to expand their at home store presence in Ashford’s new, nine-hectare greenfield development—a development that includes 67 new housing units and 62 supported living units. That also meant that environmental and acoustics impacts had to be assessed and mitigated.

Starting in 2010, we worked closely with the highways authority, drainage authorities, and utility companies to assess and attenuate noise breakout as well as complete infrastructure design and environmental services. Plus, when it came time for construction, we carried out inspection of the engineering elements during delivery for the contractor, Bowmer and Kirkland.

Each site is separated by existing infrastructure including the Ashford to Maidstone railway line and Fougeres Way. To serve these wider aspirations, we completed major off-site infrastructure improvements before the start of the development. Also, utility, surface water, and pumping station capacities were designed to meet future needs and the phasing demands from each operator.