With a growing population and the investment in new schools, leisure facilities, open spaces and 12,000 homes across the borough, Wokingham Borough Council’s £125 million investment in their major highways programme alleviates congestion, improves traffic flow and enhances accessibility in the historic market town of Wokingham.
The five-year package of works included the planning, design and construction of nine projects which were divided into five schemes. The schemes delivered via the SCAPE Civil Engineering framework included:
A highly collaborative approach and a detailed strategy for planning, design and delivery was vital in ensuring we minimised any negative impact on the local community.
Utilising the SCAPE Civil Engineering framework provided the Council with rapid access to our expertise early, reducing procurement time by one year and ensuring risks could be mitigated and best value solutions implemented. The framework also offered flexibility within the programme of work so that each of the schemes could be delivered in an effective and efficient manner.
Generating social value and leaving a legacy for the community was a key priority for the Council. Through our well-established approach to generating social value, we delivered £34 million of social value add through the following initiatives: