Since commencing in November 2020 Grange Park has so far provided 100 of the intended 124 new homes, 45 of which are designated HA or shared ownership, in the rural village of Thurston, Suffolk, east of Bury St Edmunds, north of the A14 trunk road.

The Vistry Eastern development, comprising of two-bedroom bungalows and three, four and five-bedroom houses, was formally arable farmland, set on the outskirts of the village on Barton Road.

Having established the site, sett up the main contractor compound, material storage area, car park and walkways, work got underway with topsoil stripping and cut and fill to required formation levels partnering with Tru Earthworks Our work involved a S278 agreement to form the site access and an additional temporary construction access to serve the development. Installation of surface and foul water sewers beneath adoptable roads and footways constructed to Suffolk Estate Road specification.

As part of the overall drainage strategy for the scheme, Anderson’s work involves the formation of attenuation basins and the installation of crate soak ways conforming to the latest SuDS requirements. In addition, a foul water rising main from the on-site pumping station was installed connecting to a gravity sewer in the main spine at the site entrance within the S278 bellmouth.

The project also includes installing traditional mesh-reinforced strip foundations, substructure brickwork including a splash course and finished with insulated block and beam floors.

To complete the scheme, Anderson’s will install uPVC domestic drainage and an array of varying external works, tarmac and block paved drives, slabbed paths & patios and topsoil to all soft landscaped areas reusing previously stripped topsoil minimising disposal to landfill and additional lorry movements importing topsoil.

Anderson Site Manager for this project Ian Froggitt overseeing 16 men through to the completion of the project.