Congratulations to St. Modwen on its success in this year’s Brownfield Awards, which saw the remediation of the former Goodyear tyre manufacturing works in Wolverhampton named as Best Urban Regeneration Project.

Wakemans is proud to be a member of the multi-disciplinary team assembled by St. Modwen for this major regeneration initiative and was responsible for Project Management, Quantity Surveying and CDM monitoring.

A focus on flexibility and sustainability, especially in view of the residual contamination and complex ground conditions, was instrumental in St. Modwen winning the accolade. The company’s respect for the site’s heritage and sensible reuse of materials were also applauded.

The judges singled out the phased approach to the regeneration scheme, which will provide 850 new homes, a new 12-acre community park, local centre and extension to Oxley School, as this enabled St. Modwen to maintain control of the works at all times and keep dust, odour and noise to a minimum.

St. Modwen was also commended for its innovative design for the demolition of the former factory, the judges remarking that it was sensitive to the impact on the local community and took care to mitigate the risks.

However, the judges were particularly impressed with St. Modwen’s commitment to engage with residents and invest in the community. They singled out the fact that the company made engagement with the community a top priority, applauding its thinking through of the potential nuisance aspects of the works and implementation of a robust Health and Safety Plan.

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