The Olive Farm Scheme was given the go ahead to start after a successful planning application. The developers for the project are Vistry Partnerships and the site will consist of 70, 3-4 bedroomed homes by the Linden Homes Brand and 2-3 bedroomed homes for shared ownership and should be available from winter 2020.

Client: Vistry Partnerships

The Olive Farm Scheme

Information on the client

Vistry Partnerships work with local authorities, housing associations and investors in order to create lasting partnerships and deliver vibrant and sustainable homes to communities.

Vistry Partnerships have a global footprint with offices throughout England currently operating on over 100 sites.


Project Location: Houghton, Lancashire

Details about the project:

  • Groundworks and Civils package
  • Roads sewers, foundations, block beam flooring,
  • 70 Houses – 3/4 bedroom semi-detached
  • Up to substructure brickwork
  • Stripping the whole site – getting levels right
  • Plotting Drainage

Project overview: 

In February Quinn developments were contracted to provide a full Groundworks and Civil Engineering service to the new Olive Farm Scheme in development by Vistry Partnership in Coupe Green, Houghton.


The project is spread across 70 new homes ranging from 2 – 4 bedroomed houses. We were contacted to assist the project with are extensive civil engineering and groundwork experience to ensure a smooth run from planning to completion. Already having exceptional first-hand experience in large projects like these, we initially stripped the old infrastructure of the site ensuring the ground levels are right to support the new builds including substructure brickwork below ground height to ensure that the designs are both deliverable and sustainable.

Olive farm scheme

Additionally, we tasked with the drainage plotting of the site, meaning we had to map out in detail where all the drainage for the project would lie ahead of the project build. A full road network infrastructure was implemented efficiently for the plots on site after obtaining necessary permissions.


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