Clifton Business Park’s Detailed designs submitted


Calderdale Council have submitted detail design information in support of the reserved matters submission for the new Clifton Business Park in West Yorkshire following obtaining a successful outline planning consent for the proposed scheme.

The aim of the scheme was to create a commercially viable, high-quality business park which would bring significant economic benefit and employment opportunities to the Borough, as well as providing better connections through the site for pedestrians and cyclists.

Due to the challenging nature of the scheme which consisted of a 40m level difference over 500m, the location of the site in close proximity to the M62 and a local residential area, the proposals delivered had to be engineering lead to ensure that they were buildable, whilst being sympathetic to its surroundings, ensuring that they delivered best value for the client and the local community.

SCP have been working closely with Calderdale Council and West Yorkshire Combined Authority, managing a multi-disciplinary team. To support the Reserved Matters submission, SCP delivered the S278, S38 highways and S104, S185 drainage detailed design solutions, inclusive of pump station, whilst also acting as Principal Designer to support the future funding application through a Full Business Case.

SCP added considerable value to the project by optimising the site wide masterplan to work with the site levels and topography of the site which were realised in the designs, enabling the removal of retaining features and delivering buildable design solutions, saving the client costs through internal layout optimisation of earthworks.

The recent submission of detailed designed is a huge milestone in the scheme, which SCP are pleased to have been involved. We look forward to provide continued support at Clifton Business Park.

To discuss SCP’s services and how we can assist you and your scheme or for more information on SCP’s involvement in the Clifton Business Park scheme please contact Paul Turton, Technical Director at