Vectos was appointed by LXB to provide the detailed design of a new site access to serve a mixed-use development. The appointment included the design of various section 106 requirements, including a new bus stop and improvements to pedestrian routes in the wider area.
The site achieved planning consent for 25,680 sqm of A1 non-food retail, and a further 1,115 sqm of A1 food retail. Other uses included 660 sqm of restaurants.
The proposed site access utilises the existing public highway as much as possible to provide an economic solution. Furthermore, Vectos undertook the detailed design for widening of the A422 roundabout to improve capacity of the existing roundabout and access to the development.
Vectos progressed the detailed design to gain technical approval from Oxfordshire County Council and subsequently completed the section 278 agreement. Technical approval was granted for design elements such as geometric design; drainage; street lighting and pavement design.
The site included a public right of way, a planning condition required the PROW to be maintained during construction and following the site being complete. Vectos designed the diversion route giving consideration to the build-out sequence and requirement for the permanent route. This approach established a single route which satisfied all criteria throughout the redevelopment programme.