Guild Living Epsom
Case study

Guild Living Epsom

Guild Living developments provide homes and facilities for residents to enjoy throughout their life and into later living. Guild Living’s Epsom proposals are intended to neatly link the need for redevelopment of residential and leisure space around Epsom Hospital in Surrey, with the provision of well-being and supportive care. The project includes the delivery of units for residential occupation and keyworkers, as well as around 4000m2 of commercial and amenity space including retail and leisure uses.

Transport Planning
Infrastructure Design
Environmental Assessment


Servicing and Waste Management Strategy for Guild Living Epsom

We were commissioned to create a Servicing and Waste Management Strategy to support the proposals through the initial phases of the planning process. This was linked to the full transport planning support which was also provided.

At the initial stages, an innovative development such as this has neither the detailed design nor the development contracts at a stage where it is possible or indeed desirable, for any strategy to be prescriptive.



The Challenge of Creating a Strategy to Guide but not Constrict

Therefore, the challenge for Mayer Brown was to create an ‘Outline’ Servicing and Waste Management Strategy, which was able to guide the initial approaches to waste servicing and storage, whilst not constricting the creative design process. It was also necessary to create a document which both acknowledged and encompassed the stated waste management requirements of Epsom and Ewell but was not overly prescriptive to any future waste management contracts.


The resulting document emphasised the importance of the ‘Waste Hierarchy’ as stipulated within the Waste (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2012, highlighting the obligation on any potential works contractors to prepare a full Site Waste Inventory and complete a Demolition Notice prior to works of this nature.


The document also drew out Core Strategy requirements for the team to maximise the use of materials with a ‘low embodied carbon’ within the design process. It also noted that contractors would be expected to commit to recycling building and/or infrastructure materials and re-using these on site.

An Outline Servicing and Waste Management Strategy that Demonstrates Commitment

Finally, operational requirements in terms of the Building Regulations and those of Epsom and Ewell were clarified. This ensured that the parameters for the design team were well understood in terms of the future operational waste management of the site. In this way the Outline Servicing and Waste Management Strategy was able to demonstrate Guild Living’s commitment to waste management throughout the design, construction and operational process without overly constricting the design of a pioneering development proposal.

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