DBA lands role on ‘transformative’ Ayrshire development

Stuart Harrow

CONSULTING engineer Dougall Baillie Associates (DBA) has revealed the firm has landed a ‘significant’ contract at a development site near Ayr which, in its initial phase, could provide 750 new homes.

DBA has been instructed by Allanvale Land Investments to provide transportation, road and bridge engineering design services at Corton, in the Southeast Ayr strategic expansion site.

The site has been undeveloped for some years and has passed through different ownerships, but necessary consents are in place and the current developer plans to be on site by summer this year.

As well as the residential element, the development, on the east side of the A77 near Ayr Hospital, will include retail, employment and local community uses.

It is the latest in a series of contract wins within residential developments which have seen DBA being asked by developers to provide professional services for schemes in Scotland with values of up to £200 million, adding over 2,000 new homes to the housing stock.

Stuart Harrow, transportation director at DBA said, “Corton is a transformative development, representing the first phase of a larger, long term Strategic Expansion Site which could eventually feature up to 2,700 new homes. Major residential developers have expressed keen interest in being part of the project and the current developers have identified great potential in what is a vibrant area in which to live and work.”

DBA has prepared a transport assessment for the development Masterplan, considering the sustainability and integration of transport solutions and roads infrastructure interventions on both the local and trunk networks.

It will work with Transport Scotland, Ayrshire Roads Alliance and the council on internal roads at the site and junction and capacity improvement as well as delivering a footbridge across the A77 to allow pedestrian access to the site.