Highway Design | Developers Solutions

Development Sites

GPS have a proven track record of collaborating with Private Developers to provide cost effective design and professional advice in helping to develop greenfield and brownfield sites for commercial use.

Specialist support can be offered for brownfield sites, including advice for contaminated land and planning support.

We also work closely with Architects and Transport Planners on projects ranging from feasibility to detailed design to ensure a co-ordinated approach to the project.

Our Solutions Include:

  • Highway Design
  • Tracking of larger Vehicle Movements (Autotrack)
  • S38 / 278 Approvals
  • Drainage Design
  • Design options
  • Utility Diversions
  • Utility Provisions
  • Retaining Structures
  • Surfacing and Kerbing Layouts
  • Setting Out information
  • Levels and Ground Modelling
  • Cut and Fill Calculations
  • External Works for Residential Sites

Local Highway Improvements

GPS have a proven track record of working closely with Local Authorities providing cost effective advice and design to assist in solving local problems. Members of the main Design Team are highly experienced in working directly for and on secondments to Local Authorities delivering a broad spectrum of schemes.

We provide clear, easy to read design plans created in the latest AutoCAD software for those clients who require our services to meet project timeframes and tight deadlines.

Our Solutions Include:

  • Residential Safety Improvements -20mph zones, Home zones
  • Footway & Cycle Ways
  • Signage
  • Road Markings
  • Traffic Calming Features & Measures
  • Traffic Regulatory Orders (TRO’s)
  • Bus Stops & Bus Lanes
  • Parking Schemes
  • Junction Improvements
  • Bus Stops & Bus Lanes

Road Safety Audits (RSA)

GPS have a fully qualified RSA team who can undertake and provide impartial and independent checks at various stages of your project.

Stages of the Road Safety Audits include:

  • Stage 1 – Preliminary Design Check
  • Stage 2 – Detailed Design Check
  • Stage 3 – Check of construction works substantially complete
  • Stage 4 – Post Construction Monitoring

Structural Design and Assessments

Structural calculations for property developments, enabling the client or architect to obtain planning permission with the relevant Local Authority.

  • Bridge Assessments including:
  • General Inspection
  • Physical Inspections
  • Technical Drawings and Reports
  • Retaining Walls
  • Minor Structural Designs
  • Culvert Assessments

Drainage and Flooding

GPS offer a complete range of solutions for surface water, waste water and highway drainage.

All our designs are in accordance with design standards (Sewers for Adoption) and modelled within the industry standard software (Windes).

We work closely with Local Water Authorities and Local Authorities to advise and approve connections and adoptions of sewers that connect into the public sewer networks.

We also liaise with the Environment Agency for discharging into watercourses to ensure all our solutions are fully compliant.

Our solutions include:

  • Design Drawings
  • Flood Risk Assessments
  • SUDS
  • Hydraulic Calculations
  • Water Storage Calculations
  • Flow Controls Specifications
  • Gully Spacing Calculations
  • Reports
  • Highway Drainage Design
  • Adoption Procedures (Section 104 Applications)
  • Sewer Diversions (Section 185)
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