King's Reach

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Biggleswade, Bedfordshire

Consortium Members / Client

  • - Taylor Wimpey South Midlands
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  • - Martin Grant Homes

Our Roles

  • - Consortium Project Manager
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  • - CDM Principal Designer
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  • - Contract Administrator
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  • - Employer's Agent
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  • - The Engineer

"Isaac Mercer are a critical part to our larger developments and instrumental in achieving our critical start dates. This is managed by a series of professionally organised meetings with great structure and content to include everybody’s critical items such as Health and Safety, Programming, Licence applications and the day to day site organisation scheduling. They bring to the table a vast knowledge of all areas that need to be considered which are not always apparent at the early development stages of singular or multi phased developments."

Craig Vincent LCGI, MCIOB
Production Director | Taylor Wimpey South Midlands
The Brief
To manage all consortium matters and infrastructure works required to facilitate house building and delivery of the master plan, working across four sites with individual outline planning permissions and S106 Agreements.


King’s Reach is an urban housing development of over 2,100 new homes on the outskirts of Biggleswade, Bedfordshire. Sensitive integration of new and existing communities was fundamental to the development’s design.

Isaac Mercer were appointed as the consortium project managers to manage all consortium matters including legal, land, planning, design and technical, commercial and production and Health and Safety.


The land was partitioned into over 100 land parcels; each of which were allocated to the consortium members and other stakeholders for development.

Isaac Mercer were required to co-ordinate the requirements and obligations of the consortium members, stakeholders and third parties. This involved ensuring safe segregation between different parties during construction, including the public.

As with many greenfield developments, the project also encountered many challenges such as land acquisition and registry, maintenance of rights of way, unique archaeological discoveries, logistical constraints, unique legal and infrastructure agreements and sensitive ecological and environmental matters, all of which required Isaac Mercer’s careful coordination and management to successfully overcome.

Other Developers / Stakeholders:

  • - Taylor Wimpey North Thames
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  • - Persimmon Homes East Midlands
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  • - Busy Bees Nursery
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  • - Biggleswade Town Council
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  • - Internal Drainage Board
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  • - Central Bedfordshire Council
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  • - McMullen & Sons
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  • - Penrose Court Care Home
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  • - Sainsbury’s
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  • - Housing Associations

Key Works:

  • Eastern Relief Road
  • Potton Road S278 Roundabout
  • On-Site and Off-Site Utilities
  • S104 Storm Drainage
  • S98 Foul Drainage
  • On site Estate Roads
  • Major Earthworks
  • Public Open Spaces
  • Substations and Pumping Stations
  • Linear Park