This 15 acre scheme will create a new community of 235 new homes near the Stour Estuary, Essex.

Hopkins Homes development on Harwich Road, Mistley, was formally arable fields before work started in early 2018. During site investigations prior to construction, extensive archaeology works were undertaken. Working on behalf of Pre Construct Archaeology (PCA) a team of archaeologists identified a rare cremation burial pit in the form of a linear ‘Barrow Monument’ believed to date back 1000+ of years, together with a number of other historically interesting findings.

Following the conclusion of the investigation Anderson worked with business partners Brett Group (phase one) and Tru Earthworks (phase two) to undertake significant topsoil stripping and cut and fill when commencing each phase.

Since breaking ground in early 2018, Andersons have been involved in the construction of the site entrance (under a S278 legal agreement), On-site we will complete 2km of roads and 3.5km of new sewers and a surface water balancing pond, together with both tarmac and block paved footways.

Anderson provided attendance to various utility providers excavating trenches, placing ducts ready for installation of the cables and pipework providing services to dwellings to be constructed. Construction of a substation and installation of street and footway lighting , together with signage and street furniture were also installed. In addition, creation of a L.E.A.P (locally equipped area of play) and an allotment area for local residents to enjoy.

House and garage foundations support cavity walls on which a mixture of precast concrete suspended block and beam floors topped with fibre reinforced concrete screeds and ground bearing slabs willprovide the platform that Hopkins need to deliver 235 of their outstanding homes.

uPVC domestic drainage for both surface and foul water management was installed, with large portions of the surface water filtering through porous external paving into the underlying sand and gravel sub-strata.

The Site Manager for this project is Darren Keeble, working with a team of 20 from Anderson.

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