Goole 36 Spine Road

Goole 36 (Capitol Park) Spine Road

CEEQUAL Very Good – Whole Team Award
Version 5, May 2016 | Goole, England

Client: Homes & Communities Agency
Designer: SCP
Contractor: Lagan Construction Group

Assessor: Debbie Halloran (Lagan Construction Group)

Project summary

The Goole 36 spine road is part of a larger development known overall as Goole 36. The development is subdivided up into a number of areas for potential industrial units. Phase 1 is complete and is made up of a Tesco distribution centre, Guardian Glass floatation plant and Drax biomass plant. Phase 2 requires the spine road to enable development to begin.

The site is situated close to the west of Goole Town Centre and is characterised by relatively level, low lying, unmanaged former agricultural land. There are very few residential properties in the vicinity and has good transport links due to being located next to junction 36 of the M62 and the A161 Anderson Road on the south west of Goole.

The works comprised of the design and construction of an adoptable highway from an existing roundabout to a new signalised junction with Anderson Road. The highway consisted of a 10 m wide carriageway, 2 m utilities strip and verge both sides, a 3 m wide cycle path / footpath on the north side of the road, a 1.5 m landscaping strip, and a fence on both sides. The highway works included site clearance, statutory diversions, fencing, VAS, drainage in excess of 6 m deep, new drainage ditches, cut/fill earthworks operation (in excess of 160,000 m³), surfacing, standard kerbs, drainage kerbs, traffic islands, white lining, highway signage, and street lighting and ducting for provision for future development plots.


Challenges and achievements


The scheme had numerous stakeholders and the majority were associated with the design aspects of the project. Others, such as the Friends of Oakhill (ecological group), were granted access through the site to allow their members to access parts of the nature reserve that were being severed. This was achieved with two additional crossing guards plus segregated walkways to ensure safe means of access.


The surface water drainage system required a 22,000 m³ attenuation tank to accommodate the new spine road and future developments. This was constructed with a combination of in-situ and precast concrete. The tank is 90 m x 90 m x 3.5 m deep. A new signalised junction links the new spine road with the existing Andersen Road. Works in the vicinity of this junction included all associated groundwork, retaining walls, alterations to the existing carriageway, traffic islands, traffic signals, drainage, white lining, signage, kerbing and street lighting, all constructed to adoptable standards for East Riding of Yorkshire Council – ERYC under section 62 agreement.

The scheme also included the design and construction of a new foul and surface water drainage system all constructed to adoptable standards. The system is adequately sized to allow future development of the site. The surface water is discharged via ponds and underground storage to the existing Internal Drainage Board (IDB) drainage ditch network on site. Foul water is discharged into the existing Yorkshire Water drainage systems adjacent to the site. New service provision to enable pumping station telemetry and traffic signal communications was designed, installed and commissioned.

The spine road was designed in accordance with the Design Manual for Roads and Bridges (DMRB) and constructed in accordance with the Specification for Highway Works (SHW). The drainage system was designed and installed to Sewers for Adoption 6th Edition.

Award presentation

The project team were presented with their CEEQUAL Award at a regional briefing event in Birmingham on 27 July 2016.

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