Dykes Pitt


Dykes Pitt

Dykes Pitt is a new development containing 46 no. 3 and 4 storey apartments, 34 no. 2 and 3 storey terraced houses as well as 2 bungalows with disabled access. The scheme is built on a 1.1 hectare piece of disused brownfield land. Rydon appointed Hague Construction for the groundwork package and concrete frame element.

We had to undertake an intensive land remediation package, with a 12,000m3 on site muck shift and screening of excavated material, to produce aggregates for re-use on site prior to the commencement of the remainder of groundwork package.

Our team worked closely with the client to value engineer the previously suggested drainage scheme. 3,000m of foul and surface water drainage was installed on the site with a 500m3 surface water attenuation tank and foul water pumping station incorporated within the system.

We installed over 200m of reinforced concrete and gabion retaining walls between 2m and 4m high across the site.

The apartments consisted of 2No 650m2 basements with podium slabs. The remaining plots were founded on piled reinforced concrete foundations.

Externally, the incoming services and street lighting were installed within our package and we have constructed 7,500m2 of adoptable roads, paths, driveways and patios across the developments.


  • Main contractor: Essex Highways
  • Client: Essex County Council
  • Type of work: Civil Engineering

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