Spence were awarded the contract to build a car park at Chippenham Train Station, Wiltshire.  The site was a green field site. Following several planning applications and design changes the work commenced on 26th of November 2012.

‘I would like to thank all concerned for their effort in getting this project complete. It looks absolutely fantastic.
Credit to all involved from the architects to the sub contractors, a sterling piece of construction.
Both Steve West and Robert Batley have been outstanding on what was at times a difficult project. Their tenacity is to be commended as are the efforts of Alex Sweetman for delivery and Tony Martin for getting the works through planning.
Great job all round.’

Works included:

  • Site clearance, de-vegetation and removal of trees
  • Earthworks 7000 tonnes removal from site
  • Surfacing, kerbs and white lining
  • 700m2 Stepoc retaining wall with associated reinforced foundations.
  • 830m2 Formpave with sustainable urban drainage system
  • Lighting – Iguzzini
  • CCTV design and install
  • Ticket vending machines
  • Attendants cabin
  • Electrical connections
  • Signage
  • Fencing


As part of the planning conditions the sample for the bath stone clad wall required approval from the local conservation officer.  The approval period resulted in delays into instructing the wall type and coping detail.

Six sample panels were built on site to try and facilitate the conservations officer’s request and build the wall within budget. Approval was passed off and an agreed budget was signed off by the client.