A CIHT East Midlands led presentation which will offer the opportunity to find out more about the progress made on the Gedling Access Road (GAR), from Adam Lakin, Lead Project Manager. This is an opportunity to find out more about the process of delivering this significant highway infrastructure project.
Gedling Access Road (GAR) has been a long time coming, with various iterations of the planned route dating back to around 1986. The process of delivering the new link road has seen many challenges but is now on site and being constructed.
The Gedling Access Road (GAR) is a new 3.8km single carriageway road which will provide a link between the B684 Mapperley Plains and the A612 Trent Valley Road / Nottingham Road.
The primary objective of the GAR is that it will enable the sustainable redevelopment of the former Gedling Colliery / Chase Farm site and adjoining land for mixed-use purposes by providing safe and adequate access to the proposed residential, employment and community related uses proposed for the site.
The secondary objective of the GAR is that it will also provide a 'bypass' link to the east of Gedling, linking the area with the wider road network and consequently Nottingham City Centre.
Alongside a Benefit Cost Ratio of 8.24, GAR will also deliver key benefits to the local community in improved air quality, noise and safety.
Working with partners Gedling Borough Council, Keepmoat Homes, Homes England and D2N2, Via East Midlands Ltd has worked on behalf of Nottinghamshire County Council to Project Manager the design and delivery of the scheme. Balfour Beatty awarded the contract and are currently on site with an 18 month construction programme.
Adam Lakin has been lead Project Manager throughout, managing land acquisition and Compulsory Purchase Orders, overseeing Ecology and maintaining design progress and will give an overview of the project delivery story so far.
Anyone involved or interested in the delivery of significant and complex capital highway infrastructure projects and for anyone involved in project delivery, whether it be project or contract management, civils design or environment and ecology in both the public and private sector.
Adam Lakin, Lead Project Manager, Major Projects and Improvements Team at Via East Midlands Ltd
With 13 years in the industry, Adam Lakin is currently studying a Masters in Construction Management at Nottingham Trent University in his spare time.
He works full time within the consultancy division of Via East Midlands Ltd, recently gaining promotion to Lead Project Manager within the Major Projects and Improvements team.