Project Hal

Project Hal is a high technology all colour print works located close to the junction of the M25 and the A10.

Project Details
  • Client

    News International

  • Architect

    Burks Green

The development site also includes a hotel, a “polywrap” building and business floor space to be developed at a future date. Waterman was responsible during the planning stages for the production of the Traffic Assessment and Flood Risk Assessment Reports.

Waterman also carried out the detailed design for the access roads leading from the A10 to the works, the drainage for the whole site (including a large pump station which is to be adopted by Thames Water) and the car parks and circulatory routes within the works. This has included negotiations for Highways Act Section 278 agreements for works on the existing A10 and M25 and also Section 38 agreement for the adoption of the access roads internal to the site by the highway authority (Hertfordshire County Council).

The A10 is being widened asymmetrically to the west as part of the development. Waterman designed these works including the geometrical alignment, drainage, traffic signals, signage and lighting. The eastbound off slip road of the M25 at junction 25 is to be realigned. The work was carried out in close liaison with the Highways Agency in order to increase stacking capacity at the signals on the roundabout.