Currently one of Andersons longest running sites starting way back in 2018, Handley Gardens will see 660 new homes delivered on Fambridge Road, situated on the southern fringe of the market town of Maldon in Essex.

The Taylor Wimpey (London) development which includes 150 affordable and shared ownership houses and flats, is a greenfield site and forms part of the Limebrook Park Garden suburb which has 1,000 new homes.

Meandering through the 115-acre site is Lime Brook. Its watery banks were once home to early Roman settlers, according to historical records and archaeological studies carried out in 2017.

Since October 2018, Anderson has been working alongside Taylor Wimpey to deliver extensive elements of the Limebrook Scheme. In the same year, Anderson worked to a demanding programme to deliver the sales centre within five months of breaking ground. The show complex was completed in record time using timber frame construction.

Significant improvements to Fambridge Road and later Limebrook Way, ensure safe access and departure for local road users, new residents, and the hundreds of workers on the site every day. The complex S278 work schemes required comprehensive planning, countless meetings, traffic management proposals and work to successfully deliver them. Anderson worked closely with traffic management partner, Herts TM, along with representatives from Essex Highways and other local stakeholders.

Alongside this, Anderson continue to deliver groundworks having completed Phases 1 & 2, Phase 3 is nearing completion with Phase 4 starting in October of 2023.

The vast scheme encompasses all traditional aspects of groundworks construction, but in addition significant earthworks with over 150,000m3 of material moved, in turn, reducing the overall environmental impact of the scheme reducing waste going to landfill and minimising lorry movements on the local roads.

Three culvert crossing (over the Lime brook) with a clear opening of 3.60 x 1.80m and up to 15m long were built with each piece weighing in excess of 11 tonnes were provided by FP McCann together with custom made pre-cast concrete ‘wingwalls’, three substations, a pumping station, Weholite foul water storage tank, swale and basin construction complete the scheme.

From the start, Anderson worked with Taylor Wimpey (London) to help value engineer the scheme, delivering both commercial and environment benefits.

The development will provide many wonderful benefits to the local community including an early years hub, future employments area, retirement living space, primary school, allotments, sports pitches with dedicated clubhouse and changing facilities, together with large public open spaces with informal pedestrian footpaths around the site, along the brook and children’s recreational areas.

Anderson Site Managers for this project are Paul Davies and Dave Cartledge, who at the peak, managed a team of more than 50 Anderson employees.

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