Project details

Lyons Park, initially a wartime “shadow factory” run by the Daimler Motor Company and later home to Jaguar between 1951 and 2005, forms the commercial element of a mixed use scheme to regenerate a brownfield site on Browns Lane in Coventry. The development, by Goodman, is located on the western outskirts of Coventry and will produce up to 500,000 sq ft of commercial B2 (industrial) and B8 (warehouse / distribution centre) units.

  • Client: John Sisk & Son
  • Project: Lyons Park
  • Location: Coventry
  • Sector: Industrial
  • Value: £1.65m
  • Contract Duration: 20 weeks
  • Service: Earthworks, Groundworks


We secured a contract to carry out the substructure works for 3 new industrial units and associated service yards in Coventry.

The earthworks services required us to cut to fill 36,000m2 of the site forming the reduce level excavation for the building foot prints and services yards, including the ramps for the dock levellers. Once completed, 9000m3 of surplus materials were stockpiled on the site opposite for future use and a further 6000m3 removed to a tip facility.

We also constructed the foundations for the proposed units, generally pad foundations. In total, approximately 2000m3 of concrete was poured to form the foundations.

A complete new storm and foul drainage system has been installed for the units and the service yards, including petrol interceptors and an attenuation tank. The new drainage was connected to the existing drainage within the carriageway approx 4m deep.

2 new bellmouths have been formed off the existing carriageway into the new service yards.

The drainage, the building foot prints and the service yards were stoned up to level with circa 10,000 tons of stone being used, prior to the finishes being started.

The Project duration was 20 weeks with a value of £1.65m.

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Key Benefits

  • Investment in cutting edge surveying equipment and state-of-the-art excavators and bulldozers; equipped with GPS control systems was pivotal to carrying out the works within the tight programme constraints.
  • Re-use of the exiting materials within the cut and fill exercise, complying with the client’s strict testing regime.
  • Stock piling of materials to be re-used when construction starts on the other plots.