Moat Lane, Towcester

About the project

Danaher & Walsh was appointed by Morgan Sindall Developments to carry out Section 278 & 38 highway and general civils works for this major regeneration scheme in Towcester, Northamptonshire.

Key details

Morgan Sindall Developments
Project value
2014 - 2015

Key aims and challenges

The Moat Lane project involved the regeneration of part of historic Towcester in Northamptonshire, while facilitating the construction of The Forum community building, which now houses South Northamptonshire District Council.

Improvements were carried out to the traffic junction where Northampton Road meets the A5 Watling Street. While Northampton Road is maintained by Northamptonshire County Council, the A5 is under the control of the Highways England. Therefore close liaison with all parties was required during the installation of new traffic signals.

Improvements were carried out to Northampton Road, where new parking spaces were constructed, new footpaths installed and the carriageway resurfaced and relined. 

An entrance was created from Northampton Road into Moat Lane. A new length of carriageway and a mini roundabout was constructed - effectively extending Moat Lane -  under a Section 38 agreement for adoption.

Further works were carried out on Moat Lane and Chantry Lane, including the installation of new footpaths with conservation kerbing, construction of parking spaces and carriageway resurfacing.

Decorative surfacing was installed for a footpath leading to Bury Mount - an historic burial ground and Scheduled Ancient Monument.

External works were also carried out to The Forum community building itself, including the construction of off-road parking.

Extensive drainage works were carried across the site, including highway drainage as well as storm and foul sewer construction for The Forum.

How did we do?

Danaher & Walsh was approached by Morgan Sindall at a very early stage in the project's lifecycle in order to help develop the project programme and organise the highway works.