Civil engineers move on to £1.5m phase two of Brooklands project

BUILDING WORK: Smith Construction's John Banks, left, with Places for People's Badj Rahman at Brooklands
BUILDING WORK: Smith Construction's John Banks, left, with Places for People's Badj Rahman at Brooklands
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A MILTON Keynes-area based civil engineering company has been awarded a £1.5million contract at the city’s 360-acre Brooklands development.

Smith Construction Group, of Watling Street, Little Brickhill, will work for two and a half years on the Brooklands Ridge mammoth civil engineering project.

The Places for People development features two to five bedroom homes, a school with two more planned for the site, play areas and large landscaped open spaces.

The Brooklands Ridge provides a sound barrier from the M1 motorway. It was built by Smith Construction, which then successfully tendered for phase two of the project.

Work on phase two gives full-time employment to 25 local workers on the project.

Tim Roxburgh, director of Milton Keynes Partnership, said: “The development of the ridge has been crucial to the delivery of houses. The start of the second phase marks a key milestone in this exciting project.”

> Places for People has been short-listed for the House Builder of the Year at the Building Awards 2011 on April 7.