Project Value



Acanthus WSM


Strategic Team Group

Project Brief

The project will deliver 75 residential houses in Otley, West Yorkshire, This major development will provide a range of homes on an elevated, south facing site. The site is part of a Woodland Tree Preservation Area.


The greenfield site, which is 4.9 hectares in size, is heavily constrained and the landscape and topography is very demanding.
There is a 25m cross fall from north to south and there are large areas of protected trees necessitating a sympathetic design approach. An existing swale is to be reformed and made good, as part of the construction. This will be culverted where a proposed carriageway crosses over.
It is proposed that the majority of the highway water is to drain into the sewers, currently proposed for adoption under Section 104 by Yorkshire Water
There are substantial level changes across the site, which is a mixture of open fields used for grazing and treed areas, with the slope principally running North down to South.
The project is a key opportunity to make a significant contribution to the supply of housing in the Yorkshire region, the majority of which is to be Affordable Housing.
Adept was appointed to undertake the civil and structural engineering and drainage solutions.