The Broadway Green mixed-use scheme will see 121 acres of land in the Foxdenton area of Oldham developed into an exciting new business and residential development. Up to 1 million sq ft of business and industrial premises, hundreds of high quality family homes and a 20-acre community park will all benefit from the site's excellent position close to the M60 and M62 motorways. It is hoped the scheme will attract new investment into the area and create thousands of new jobs.
BWB Consulting was commissioned by FO Developments to provide specialist transport and infrastructure consultancy services on the project. BWB are responsible for the design and approval of S278 works that cover three different signalised junctions, the first being a new junction for the development's link road connecting to the A663 Broadway. Two remote highway improvements to existing junctions were also required to accommodate the additional traffic that the development will generate.
A major challenge has been at the link road junction as the new link road joins the A663 at a location where there is an existing bridge. Various options have had to be developed and discounted in negotiations with the bridge consultants and Highways England. Our proposal is to remove the bridge deck and infill the void up to road construction level. This is made even more challenging by the presence of a United Utilities sewer that runs underneath the bridge which requires protection from our works.