We can confirm that the ground preparation work has begun in preparation for Southend’s investment pilot to begin in September 2020. This once tightly compacted area of a rugby pitch, has now been levelled off to get ready for the building and the green infrastructure provided through the pilot. The swale, which will greately reduce localised flooding, has been dug and you can see that there has already been water attenuated in it.
We are working closely with the architects on the development to ensure that this is on schedule in light of the current situation. At the moment, works are continuing safely on site and it looks like they are making fantastic progress!
Southend’s investment pilot will focus on providing Green Infrastructure to a new innovation centre called ‘Launchpad’. For further information about the pilot please click here.