New contracts under way

New contracts underway at Bateman Groundworks

August 15, 2018

Three new Bateman Groundworks contracts have started, with another due to begin soon.

Two are in one of our key areas, South Norfolk, which was highlighted earlier this year as one of the strongest performing areas in the UK for delivering high levels of starts in housebuilding.

A team has begun work for the development of more than 200 homes for new client Orbit Homes at London Road, Attleborough. The project is Orbit Homes first open market development in Norfolk.

Overhead shot of Orbit Homes site Attlebourough

Our team, under new site Manager Mark Kerridge, who brings a wealth of experience will be working on the roads, a section 104 scheme for drainage and sewers and a Section 278 scheme.

Jason Ramsey said: “This is a significant project and we welcome working with a new client like Orbit. Mark is a very experienced site manager and a great addition to the Bateman Groundworks team.”

Our performance on the first phase of a project for Abel Homes at Watton Green, Watton has helped us secure the next phase of infrastructure, roads and sewers for the 98 units.

Jason said: “The contract was awarded on the back of a successful Section 278 earlier this year and we are delighted to be working with Abel Homes again.”

Overhead of Taylor Wimpey development site Bateman Groundworks

The second phase began in June at the Taylor Wimpey site in Hethersett under site manager Huw David, which includes roads, sewers, groundworks and plots for another 102 homes to add to the 120 homes in the first phase.

The Attleborough and Hethersett sites are located in South Norfolk a stronghold for new developments.


The number of new-build homes that have started to be built has surged to the highest level since 2008, a report from the Department of Communities and Local Government revealed.

The decade high saw 164,960 new homes started in the year to June 2017 with more than 153,000 new homes completed during the same period; housebuilding is going from strength to strength.

Jason said “Housebuilding is an important part of Government strategy, with a White Paper released earlier this year on how to tackle the housing shortage across the UK. Building more homes has been described as an absolute priority for the government. Our industry is very competitive, but we are planning our growth around the new developments ahead.”

The former Housing and Planning Minister Alok Sharma said Britain was getting building again.

“It’s vital we maintain this momentum to deliver more quality homes in the places that people want to live. Our housing white paper set out an ambitious package of long-term reforms to do just that.”

The figures were based on building control inspection data, submitted to the department by local authorities, the National House Building Council and independent inspectors.

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