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Durrington High School

Client: Durrington High School

Location: Durrington, West Sussex


RGP provided highways assessment and advice for the proposed extension of Durrington High School, Durrington, West Sussex. The Development proposals consisted of the extension and adaptation of the school site to provide additional facilities to accommodate an extra 210 pupils. The school shares many of its highway facilities including the main car park and access with two other educational establishments that are based on the Durrington Campus. RGP provided a full Transport Assessment for the proposed development site which achieved planning consent in October 2014. The site’s construction process required a careful planning as the works would need to be undertaken during school term time. RGP worked with the appointed building contractors, and all schools that operate from the Durrington Campus to provide a detailed Construction Traffic Management Plan.

RGP’s Approach

The Construction Traffic Management Plan’s primary aim was to identify a safe and suitable access and movement on site for construction vehicles. The Construction Traffic Management Plan accordingly identified a vehicle access solution and associated road work design in line with regulatory guidance and the contractor’s requirements, with an emphasis on pupil safety. The provision of the temporary construction access was required to avoid conflict with the school’s main access used by staff and pupils, and removing the need for vehicles to pass through the site minimising disruption to the school.

The Construction Traffic Management Plan addressed many other areas including delivery routings to and from the site; the segregation of construction work areas; suitable delivery strategy ensuring appropriate management and safety precautions were in place; and, identification of contractors vehicle trip generation and parking requirements during the various phases of construction. The detailed report was accordingly accepted by all stake holders including the local highway authority.

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