Edge-ing towards building success through the The Business Network Chester

Please join us on Thursday 12th February at The Chester Grosvenor Hotel for this months seminar being hosted by Allan Smith & Howard Jones of Caulmert with Special Guest Jenny Edge 

Have you ever been interested in how you plan, design and build a multi-million pound development?

Well….it’s here on your doorstep at The Business Network Chester.

Caulmert Limited was approached by Edge Transport at the end of 2013, during one of the Business Network events in Chester.  Following discussions, a feasibility study was undertaken with the support of another Network member, D2 Architects. Since this time, the project has gone through a number of key development stages including planning, site investigation, cost reviews, design, tender and now construction. Caulmert has been supporting Edge Transport to manage these key stages as well as managing the contract, health and safety and construction works.

We would like to present the scheme to you in order to highlight how a project can been taken from an idea on paper to a multi-million development, which will be ready for occupation in early 2015.  

About the Presenters

Allan Smith is a Chartered Structural Engineer with over 27 years experience within the property and engineering design profession. All is a Director within the Caulmert business and holds responsibility for Engineering design team including Civil, Structural, Geotechnical, Geo-Environmental, Landfill and Quarry Engineering, Land Regeneration and Project Management. Allan acted as the Project Director for the development on the new development on behalf of Edge Transport.

Howard Jones is a Chartered Town Planning Consultant with over 30 years experience supporting clients with all matters relating to planning and planning applications. Howard is a Director within the Caulmert business and takes responsibility for the Planning Department including Pre-Application Advice, Applications and Appeals, Development Plan Presentations, Listed Buildings, Certificates of Lawful Use, Development and Enforcement Actions, Compulsory Purchase Orders, Environmental Impact Assessments and Environmental Permitting.


Caulmert will be presenting their experience and capability through a recent project, which has been undertaken on behalf of Edge Transport via the Chester Business Network. The project gives a good representation as to what Caulmert are all about and how they have contributed to the success of the business network.

Allan Smith will address the seminar and discuss the procedures undertaken at the early stages of the development along with what pitfalls can be experienced if investigations are not undertaken. Following Howards discussion on the planning process and how these were developed on behalf of Edge Transport for the Deeside scheme, Allan with give an overview of design and management process.

Finally, we are pleased that Jenny Edge will address the seminar to give a clients overview of how they have contributed to the feasibility study and the overall requirements of the scheme.


To benefit from this enlightening seminar, please attend The Business Network Lunch Event on Thursday 12th February at The Chester Grosvenor Hotel.

To book please click here or contact Tracy on 0844 310 1400 or email


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