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Rossington Colliery Redevelopment

Key facts

Year Completed



Spawforths/ John R Paley Associates


49 HA


Harworth Estates

Build Type

New Build

Breeam Rating


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The former Rossington Colliery site near Junction 3 of the M18 south of Doncaster is to be regenerated into a mixed-use development comprising approximately 1200 homes when complete. In October 2013, an earthworks and remediation enabling works contract was awarded which will facilitate the first phases of housing development.

BWB provided planning support services to help secure a successful planning determination and BWB are carrying out infrastructure design services, utilities advice, contract administration, site supervision and CDM Co-ordinator services for Harworth Estates.

Full earthworks specifications were prepared by BWB and full-time earthworks supervision by qualified geotechnical staff was provided. We undertook regular consultation with NHBC, who provided LQE certification, and on completion we prepared fully warrantied earthworks validation reports.

Key Challenges

The former colliery site poses several potential geotechnical and ground contamination risks which are being carefully managed by the Contractor and BWB's site supervisory staff in accordance with BWB's Earthworks Specification and Remediation Strategy to ensure that the site is suitable for future housing development. Other contractors are also working in close vicinity to the site undertaking coal extraction from the adjacent spoil heap and constructing the proposed FARRRS road scheme. This is being carefully managed, with BWB's assistance, through regular CDM co-ordination meetings.