Residential development at Sunningdale Park, Ascot

Sunningdale Park is a residential development based around a unique collection of restored listed buildings set in a stunning country park in the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead.

The Berkeley Homes development of 168 new houses and apartments, including 38 affordable properties, is set in a 79-acre historic county estate with public open spaces and access to a previously private Park and Garden.

Our Civil Engineering and Transport teams undertook the preliminary design work for the planning application producing reports, including a Transport Assessment, Flood Risk Assessment (including sustainable drainage), a Travel Plan and Utilities Statement.

This role included technical negotiations with the Highway Authority to agree a package of off-site highway improvements, extensive CCTV investigation to prove the existence of an adopted sewer and agree a new connection with Thames Water, extensive negotiations with the Lead Local Flood Authority to agree sustainable drainage measures with a reduced rate of discharge from the site.

Post-planning, our Structural Engineering team provided the detailed structural design for the properties, including some that retained existing features like the walls of an old kitchen garden that were incorporated into the design of ten houses, to create a stunning architectural feature.

A listed terrace of gardener’s cottages required additional technical design and significant temporary works to retain the façade and incorporate it into the new structure constructed behind it.

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