Transport planners to design highway works for 5,500-home development

Harry Lo, Jack Cunningham, Mike Coogan, and Leon Blythe of Eddisons’ transport planning and design division

A bid has been won by property group Eddisons’ to deliver the detailed design of the public highway works for the 5,500-home Langley Sutton Coldfield development.

The development is the largest new residential scheme currently being progressed in Birmingham and when complete will house 14,000 people across the 5,500 homes, just west of the A38.

The ambitious scheme includes 753,000 sq ft of mixed-use space, three primary schools, a high school, health centres, community facilities and 200 acres of public space.

The Eddisons transport team will deliver public highway design works focused on nine strategic access points to the new development, interlinked by a network of new dedicated cycle routes around the perimeter of the site.

Mike Coogan, who heads the transport planning design team at Eddisons’ Manchester office, said: “The scale and ambition of Langley Sutton Coldfield, providing so many much-needed homes, over 35 per cent of which will be affordable, means it is a very exciting project for Eddisons to be involved with.

“Sustainability and reducing reliance on cars is central to the whole scheme and we are really pleased to be able to contribute towards delivering a cycle-friendly infrastructure that will make travelling by bike a safe and accessible option for residents.”

Construction is expected to begin on the development next year, taking 15-20 years to complete.

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