Management Process System's CCM software chosen for the transformation of Derbyshire site

QS firms Turner & Townsend and Jacobs have won the contract as main consultants for the clean-up of the former Avenue Coking Works for client East Midlands Development Agency.

Ariel view of the Avenue Coking Works site prior to the works
Credit: East Midlands Development Agency
Ariel photograph of the Avenue Coking Works site prior to the works

Contaminated land specialist VSD Avenue will carry out the operation to transform the former Derbyshire site near Chesterfield.

The firm has chosen Management Process System’s contract change management software, which supports the NEC form of contracts, to carry out the work.

The scheme, backed by £104.5m government funding and managed by national regeneration agency the Homes and Communities Agency through its National Coalfields Programme, will regenerate the site into a nature reserve and community amenity, with opportunities for new housing and employment.

VSD brings together companies from the UK and Europe with skills in specialist contaminated land remediation techniques, civil engineering and project management of major projects.

Marcus Foweather, VSD’s project director, said: “The Avenue is a unique and complex site physically and the contract documentation is equally complex.

“As a contractor it is absolutely crucial that the contract management and change management is handled comprehensively and so far we are pleased with the CCM system which has been provided by MPS.”