Queenborough and Rushenden, Kent

Queenborough and Rushenden is a major development site in the Homes & Communities Agency (HCA)’s Economic Assets Programme and a key component of the Kent and Medway Stewardship Plan. It is proposed to construct a £400m mixed-use residential led development to provide 2,000 new homes and circa 180,000 m² of employment space.

The site is located between Queenborough and Rushenden on the Isle of Sheppey adjacent to the Medway Estuary and Marshes SSSI, Ramsar and SPA sites. The HCA purchased the former industrial Twyford and Klondyke sites with the aim of wider regeneration ambitions of the Queenborough and Rushenden areas, totalling an area of 22.18 ha.

CampbellReith provided technical support and engineering consultancy services for the scheme consisting of geoenvironmental and geotechnical surveys, flood risk assessments, ecological monitoring, Pre-Planning surveys and assessments, preliminary design and cost appraisal, planning application support and the subsequent management of the tender process to appoint a Principal Contractor.

The works comprised demolition, removal of underground obstructions, hydrocarbon remediation and land raising with ground improvement using Prefabricated Vertical Drains (PVDs) and surcharging. In addition, the scheme has required modifications to the existing flood defences, diversions to High Voltage electricity cables and foul sewers and feasibility studies for diverting a part culverted drainage ditch with new outfall and pumping station.

CampbellReith prepared the NEC3 Contract documentation and have administered the Works Contract, performing the Project Manager role on the behalf of the HCA for works . These works reflect the most recent of involvements on this project that stretches back fifteen years with our initial preparation of the Masterplan.

Services: Civil, Environmental, Geotechnical, GIS & GISSMo

Sectors: Regeneration