Copthorne – Infrastructure

Copthorne, Crawley
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Project Facts

  • Sector:

    Civil Engineering, Infrastructure & 278 Works

  • Our Role:

    Main Contractor

  • Location:

    Copthorne, Crawley

  • Client:

    St. Modwen Developments

  • Project Value:


  • Duration:

    15 months


A new roundabout and access road to service a major 500 unit housing scheme with associated community amenities and commercial units.

Scope of Works:

As principal contractor, we were awarded the initial contract to construct the large new 278 roundabout and access off the existing A264.

Considerable earthworks cut and fill was required in challenging soil conditions as the area was previously used as an inert material tip. An on-site lab was set up to conduct the geo-technical testing and our experience in this field has lead to successful delivery and acceptance from West Sussex County Council. The project also includes a new bridge, prefabricated portal sections used to save time on the programme, installation of a large 2.10 m diameter attenuation pipe together with new services and drainage.

We are very pleased to be involved in this project which has utilised most of our engineering expertise and has provided an excellent opportunity to promote our all-round ability.

Here is a short film which shows the scale of the project and the commencement of the infrastructure works.

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