Everything is Somewhere Ltd and James Quarry Consultancy were originally commissioned in 2011 to assist in implementing a major new initiative for Breedon Aggregates to measure their HSE performance.
Everything is Somewhere Ltd were appointed by Breedon Aggregates in 2012 to assist and advise on the development of a concrete works site in Telford. In this case an arrangement had been entered into with David Wilson Homes and initial work focused on understanding the complexities of the site and it’s constraints, which included legacy putrescible landfill, former quarry workings, various protected species, various areas of woodland and mains services. Using a Geographical Information System (GIS), all “constraints” were mapped and this spatial data was used to help maximise the development of the site. An example of GIS data and analysis is shown below.
In 2011 Everything is Somewhere was commissioned to prepare and submit a planning application to increase the number of race days at Donington Park. Planning conditions from various previous permissions and an appeal decision restricted the use number of race days to 40 per annum but importantly any of the races could involve “unsilenced cars". In addition there were other conditions which controlled the noise levels other days.
The proposal to host Formula 1 at Donington Park which the organisers approved in 2008 lead to signifiant earth works taking place on the circuit infield. However when the project folded it left the site owners with a “moon scape” and an area which could not be used. Large quantities of materials were also removed from site.
Everything is Somewhere was commissioned by Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers to submit a planning application for a site for the sale of heavy plant machinery, tractors and trucks by auction. The Canadian company is the world’s largest auctioneer of industrial equipment and sells hundreds of thousands of assets at its auctions worldwide ever year. Ritchie Bros. selected Donington Park as an ideal location, being centrally located in the UK with excellent logistics and communication links for the Company’s international customer base. The original application was for four auctions per annum and a temporary consent for five years was approved in 2013. Subsequently, further applications were submitted and approved to allow up to five auctions per annum at the site and also to allow the sales on a permanent basis.
During early 2013 the owners of Donington Park decided to submit an outline application for nine new buildings at the “Western Paddock”. This was a speculative scheme with a view to building out the development to meet tenants requirements. Everything is Somewhere prepared and submitted the application which was approved in August 2013. During the early Autumn Donington Park agreed terms with “Formula E”, the organisers of the worlds first electric single seater race series, to locate their Head Quarters at the Circuit. Formula E comprises of 10 teams with racing around the world on street circuits. Donington Park was seen as an ideal location with the outline permission in place with buildings tailored to their requirements and with direct access to the race track for testing.
Donington Park reopened in Autumn 2010, prior to this the site was let to a third party who had aspirations to hold the GB F1 Grand Prix at Donington Park. Unfortunately the company involved fell into administration. A new managment team has been established and inherited a business with no property (or any other) records.
By the very nature of the work it is not possible to provide detailed case studies as the data is or can be commercially sensitive.
Everything is Somewhere were tasked by Sandicliffe Motor Group to undertake a comprehensive analysis of car sales over a 5 year period. As with many other projects the data was in a tabular format with no spatial context. The first task was to tidy up the data for use in the GIS software and geocode the 100,000+ records. Once in the map environment some basic mapping analysis was undertaken to understand the extent of the market area. The data was also viewed and analysed in a number of ways for example, new or used car sales, by dealership, brand, model, sale value and for different time periods. Having data over a 5 year period trends in the market could be seen.
Everything is Somewhere has undertaken detailed analysis for a planning authority of where various employees live relative to their place of work. The scenario in this case is the proposed long term and significant development envisaged in the emerging Local Plan and the availability of the required workforce. The work undertaken to date has included mapping where 7,000 people live who are employed by various companies in the target area and at the same time map the public service routes.
Many clients have old paper maps and plans that hold or depict valuable information. In their hard copy form that are not user friendly and over time will de-grade and suffer from the usual wear and tear. However these plans can be scanned (upto AO in full colour) and imported into the GIS environment and thereafter key location and spatial data can be captured.
Identifying and securing potential development sites is a lengthy process. Information available via the internet has helped considerably over the past few years, not least Google Maps. However there are many occassions where you will need to gather together location and spatial data from a number of sources to help identifying suitable sites.
Everything is Somewhere were commissioned to undertaker various GIS projects with the primary focus on “mapping” the estates extensive land ownership and thereafter all occupiers and tenants. Working with the Estate’s lawyers and the Land Registry all titles were investigated and mapped based on Ordnance Survey Mastermap and using ArcGIS software. On completion of this work the Estate’s tenants (agricultural and residential) were also mapped. Work continues on adding further records and information to the system.