The doors of an improved Tesco store at Newport, South Wales opened its doors to the public for the first time at the end of October. The replacement of the former store at Spytty Road has a sales floor area of 100,000sq.ft and comprises a store-on-stilts format with the car parking below linking to the shop floor through a glazed atrium that houses elevators and travellators, as well as a number of concessionary retail units. Our Cardiff office advised Tesco on the transport infrastructure requirements of the development during the planning process and negotiated transport based planning obligations prior to planning permission being issued. We subsequently designed all new highway works for implementation on site.
Our highway designers have recently played a vital role in the completion and opening of a new Tesco store at Seaton, Devon. The development of a new food store on the site of a former holiday park received planning permission towards the end of 2010 and Transport Planning Associates was subsequently appointed to resolve outstanding highways matters, including the detailed design, specification and supervision of the highway works. In addition, as part of the flood mitigation strategy which involved raising the level of the 105,000sq.ft site by 2m, we developed and implemented a detailed construction traffic routing strategy. The store opened in mid November.