Clanway, Tunstall, Stoke-on-Trent

Clanway, Tunstall, Stoke-on-Trent

Since our initial involvement in 1995, we have had a continuing and on-going involvement with the redevelopment of a ‘land locked’ 23 hectare derelict site in Stoke-on-Trent. This involvement has included technical feasibility appraisals, identifying development constraints, site investigation, environmental assessment and masterplanning for the development of some 395 houses, public open space use and a Commercial Centre. 

We have delivered valued engineering, including: designing and supervised the reclamation of the site which comprised former mineral extraction (coal and clay), a brickworks and an old refuse tip, that had left a complex combination of ground hazards, including undulating ground and colliery spoil tips, a flooded marl pit, extensive areas of collapsing shallow coal mine workings and over 100 old mine shafts and adits,  contaminated ground (including Japanese Knotweed), fly tipping and noxious ground gases. 

We supported the national Developer throughout the planning process, site reclamation and subsequent land sales - the Client has stated “We are delighted with the total service provided for this complex and challenging project. It was reassuring to know that when unforeseen circumstances arose Wardell Armstrong were able to provide on the spot experienced advice”.

With the sale of the majority of the property, we have been retained by the house builder as their engineering consultant for the on-going remediation of the site’s mining legacy. The initial phase of the Commercial Centre has recently been sold to a national pub/restaurant operator, with WA again associated with this development.

The Initial reclamation project received a “Highly Commended” Award at the Staffordshire Construction Awards 2008.