A32 To Priddy's Hard Link Road

A32 To Priddy's Hard Link Road Gosport – Hampshire for Barratt Homes


£5.5m in 11 months


Barratt Southampton
Ian Wallace - Construction Director

Resident Engineer:

Contact: Gerald Ford - Michael Jennings Associates

Design Engineer:

Contact: Graham Bellamy - Bellamy Roberts Partnership

Adopting Authority:

Hampshire County Council. Contact: Nigel Baker - Resident Engineer

Value Engineering Savings:

£300,000 as a result of project planning process, £120,000 and 2,000 fewer HGV movements through ground improvement.

Project Features:

This project involved the construction of a new 2.4km single carriageway link road from the A32 to an 800 unit private housing development which was undergoing development. It commenced in September 2000 and was completed in June 2002.

The Link-Road crossed the existing public highway at 5 locations. One of these crossing points became a major traffic light junction (A32). Another 2 were new traffic light junctions with one Roundabout and one give way junction.

Most of the carriageway construction was across MOD land and 1.1km was constructed through an existing housing estate along the line of an ex-MOD light gauge railway line (average corridor width approximately 12m), which connected two Naval Armaments Depots. Highway boundary walls (to industrial and domestic properties) had to be built along the line of the existing boundary along this section

As follows is a list of the project specific features dealt with during the planning and construction phases of the works:

  • Liaison during both phases with affected Residents and their Groups/Associations.
  • Liaison during both phases with Environmental Lobby.
  • Environmental Factors: Badger relocation and mitigation; bats and nesting birds; newts and other reptiles, including the construction of new habitats for same; existing watercourses; contaminated ground; suppression of materials delivery traffic.
  • Party Wall Agreements: 2 no. domestic properties, and 1 no. industrial unit.
  • Removal and Disposal of or Grouting of 3 no. Oil Pipelines (500mm diameter) along line of railway line.
  • Identification, Surveying, and Diversion of 2 No. HV Mains (serving Haslar Military/Civilian Hospital) along Railway Corridor.
  • Works associated with Site Investigation.

  • Northern Office
  • Millennium House, Euxton Lane,
  • Euxton, Chorley, Lancashire, PR7 6AE, UK
  • Telephone 01257 264 441
  • Southern Office
  • Barley House
  • Duncan Road
  • Park Gate
  • Southampton
  • Hampshire, SO31 1ZT, UK
  • Telephone 02380 629 900