Kehoe Myers’ expertise in land subdivisions continues to grow with the recent completion of stage 1 of “The Orchard” in Westbrook. The Orchard is a three stage residential land development. Stage 1 construction was completed in August 2018 and consisted of 27 lots over a 2.28 hectare property.

Kehoe Myers’ Civil Engineering team was involved from the outset. The project started in 2015 with our team developing concept plans and assisting with town planning requirements of the site. Our team then supported the client through to completion with detailed design plans and construction services.

As with most subdivisions, there were some challenges. The current site drainage was substandard therefore our team had to carefully consider the downstream trunk drainage. Additionally, there were geotechnical challenges. The site contained black soil with decomposed basalt underneath. Black soil is highly reactive and unsuitable for roads and structures. Our team identified a creative solution to address this problem by founding the infrastructure in the decomposed basalt.

The Orchard is a visually pleasing estate with lots ranging in size from 750m2 to 976m2. Stage 2 and 3 will provide an additional 70 blocks in the future. Kehoe Myers enjoyed the process of working with our client on The Orchard stage 1, and look forward to continuing work on the next stages.