Symmetry Park, Swindon

Planning application for 100 acre (40 ha) employment land with access of trunk road, 112,000m2 of logistic space.

Project timeline

  • 2013

    February - Project start date

  • 2014

    February - Planning Submission

  • 2015

    June - Outline Consent

  • 2016

    April - Infrastructure and Phase 1 Reserved Matters Consent

  • 2019

    March - Phase 2 Reserved Matters Submitted 

  • 2020

    Completion date

1 /06
2013

February - Project start date

2014

February - Planning Submission

2015

June - Outline Consent

2016

April - Infrastructure and Phase 1 Reserved Matters Consent

2019

March - Phase 2 Reserved Matters Submitted 

2020

Completion date

Key details

Project name
Symmetry Park, Swindon

Client
Gleeson Development, DBSymmetry, Panattoni

Location
Swindon

 

 

Services provided

  • Planning
  • Architecture
  • Environmental

Challenge

The initial challenge was to secure a new access to the strategic site and then to expand the area of designated employment land. We then needed to secure a flexible employment consent which addressed the local planning authorities principle parameters.

The application required a multi-discipline approach producing an Environmental Statement to support the planning application. We lobbied all stakeholders to secure the development suitable for the market. Once the outline was secured, acting on behalf of a developer we then needed to tailor the outline, within the approved parameters, to specific operator needs.

We needed to achieve development plots within a strategic infrastructure framework to allow shovel ready sites for the market. Finally, we secured detailed consent for over 1,000,000ft2 of speculative logistics space.

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Solution

Working pro-actively with the council officers and members as well as other stakeholders, including the local regeneration company, we sought to address local employment needs in a form that was viable and attractive to the employment market. We helped shape the emerging local plan to reflect our client’s aspirations and to pave the way for the subsequent application. The plans were adapted in response to stakeholders’ comments without loosing sight of the essential commercial aspects of the scheme.

Planning conditions reflected the submitted evidence base so as not to restrict occupiers’ needs and S106 contributions were minimised to maintain viability. Detailed plans provided the necessary infrastructure to produce shovel ready developement plots which could respond quickly to market interest.

Project statistics

100 acres
of employment land
112,725m2

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