Qualis Commercial News
Enjoy free weekend parking at Cottis Yard in December
We’re starting the festive season by offering free weekend parking at Cottis Yard throughout December.
Cottis Lane - Meanwhile space update
As part of the planning approval in June, Qualis Commercial is providing a temporary meanwhile space ahead of the start of the second phase of work at the Cottis Lane site, which will include retail and leisure units.
Artwork by Epping Primary School children takes centre stage on Qualis Homes' new Verdant Place hoarding
Qualis Homes, together with Epping Primary School and artist Veronica Rowlands, has brought art into the heart of Epping.
Qualis Homes announces the start of construction at flagship development, Springwood Grove, in Epping
Work to deliver 45 high-quality, sustainable new homes in Epping town centre has officially begun, Qualis Homes has announced.
Qualis Commercial issued resolution to grant planning permission for Roundhills, Waltham Abbey
On 19th April Epping Forest District Council’s Development Committee meeting issued a resolution to grant planning permission to Qualis Commercial for its Roundhills development in Waltham Abbey.
Qualis Group wins internationally recognised health and safety accolade
For the second year in a row, Qualis Group has received a RoSPA Silver Health and Safety Award, demonstrating its commitment to health and safety excellence.
Infrastructure works at Cottis Yard, Epping
Infastructure works around our Cottis Yard development will be starting from 25th April. These works will take place over the next few months in the vicinity of the High Street and Cottis Lane and we apologise in advance for any short term inconvenience they may cause as essential work is being carried out.
Progress continues at pace at Cottis Yard, Epping
Work is progressing well at the new car park at Cottis Yard, with the start of the installation of the streel frame and precast floors which will continue over the next two months.
Plans submitted to create a community meanwhile space at Cottis Yard, Epping
Plans have been submitted to create a temporary space for the local community to use at the Cottis Yard development, ahead of work starting on the second phase.
ANNOUNCING THE LAUNCH OF QUALIS HOMES WITH NAMES FOR FLAGSHIP DEVELOPMENTS IN EPPING TOWN CENTRE REVEALED
The highly anticipated launch of Qualis Homes has today been announced with the names of two landmark residential schemes in Epping town centre revealed.
Update to hoarding and installation of a barrier at former Conder site
On Tuesday 28th February Qualis Commercial’s contractors will be on site in the Civic Centre car park to update the site hoarding.
Installation of fire escape path and maintenance to bench at 323 Epping High Street
In order to install an escape path from the fire exit at 323 High Street, Epping, the bench honouring Chris Morris will be temporarily removed from site next week to allow this work to take place. During this time Qualis Commercial’s team will carry out some maintenance work on the bench before reinstating it in the same location.
Notice of tree removal on former Conder site
In advance of bird nesting season, Qualis Commercial’s contractor, Davis Construction, will be removing a number of conifer trees along the site boundary with Homefield Close.
Installation of new hoarding and removal of two trees at St Johns
Ahead of the development works commencing at the St John’s site in Epping, two trees will be removed on site next week in advance of bird nesting season.
Vegetation clearance on former Conder site
On Thursday 9th and Friday 10th February a team will be on site to trim vegetation and carry out environmental maintenance work as part of the ongoing management plan around the pond on the former Conder site in Epping.
Qualis Commercial appoints Davis Construction to build its first homes
Qualis Commercial has appointed Davis Construction as its contractor on the former Conder site in Epping Town Centre.
Demolition works begin at Cartersfield Road
Working with Epping Forest District Council, Qualis has started demolition works on four existing 1970s brick-built units at Cartersfield Road in Waltham Abbey to make way for four new modern lightweight framed industrial units which will have sustainability at the forefront of the design.
Removal of boundary wall at St Johns
The boundary wall which fronts the high street on Qualis Commercial’s St Johns Road development in Epping town centre will be taken down on Saturday 14th January as part of the conclusion of the demolition phase on site.
One day closure for footpath at Cottis Lane
Qualis Commercial will be temporarily closing the footpath around the Cottis Lane Car Park site on Monday 16th January 2023 to allow hoarding graphics to be installed around the perimeter of the site.
Advanced warning of large vehicles arriving at Cottis Lane
As part of ongoing construction works on Wednesday 4th January a mobile crane and ballast trailer, which is the equivalent size of an M&S articulated lorry, will be arriving on site at the Cottis Lane Car Park. We apologise in advance for any inconvenience this may cause.
Planning application submitted for former garden nursery site in Pyrles Lane, Loughton
Qualis Commercial has submitted a planning application to build 48 new homes and apartments on the former garden nursery site at Pyrles Lane, Loughton.
Open for Business - Free Parking in Epping at Weekends this Christmas
With the festive season fast approaching and a local favourite, Epping Christmas Market taking place on Saturday 3rd December, free parking is being provided at weekends throughout December to encourage people to support their local High Street.
Providing community facilities through our developments
Celebrations over the weekend saw the much-anticipated new playground at Lower Swaines Recreation Ground officially open after three years of fundraising by Epping Playground Association.
Councillors mark the official ground-breaking for new multi-storey car park in Epping
The Leader of Epping Forest District Council, Cllr Chris Whitbread and Ward Councillor Holly Whitbread were on site last week to mark the official ground-breaking of the new multi-storey car park in Epping Town Centre.
Electrical works to take place at St John’s Road temporary car park, Epping
Qualis Commercial has appointed UK Power Networks to install a temporary electrical supply to power lighting at the temporary car park on St John’s Road , Epping. The work is expected to take place on Thursday 29th September between 8am and 5pm and Friday 30th September between 10am and 1pm.
Work to take place to protect and maintain the Great Crested Newts habitat during development works
Qualis has secured a licence from Natural England for minor works to take place at its Conder development at one boundary to enclose the Great Crested Newt Pond to protect and maintain their habitat during the redevelopment works and beyond. These works are essential at this time to facilitate the development works.
Temporary Car Park at St John’s Road, Epping
The temporary car park at St John’s Road is now open for members of the public to use while work is being carried out to deliver the new multi-storey car park at Cottis Lane.
First phase of works begins
The 5th September 2022 is an exciting milestone for the town’s redevelopment plans as the first phase of works begins on delivering the multi-storey car park in Epping Town Centre.
Cottis Lane Car Park closes for work to start on new multi-storey car park in Epping
The existing Cottis Lane Car Park will close from the evening of 2nd September 2022 to enable construction to commence on the new 330 space multi-storey car park in Epping Town Centre which is expected to be completed by Summer 2023.
Contractor on site at Cottis Lane car park
On Friday 19th August Qualis Commercial’s contractors will be on site for one day to do some clean-up work following the diversion of the existing sewer.
Work to start on multi-storey car park in Epping
Work is starting shortly on a new 330 space multi-storey car park in Epping Town Centre which forms part of exciting redevelopment plans for the town.
Qualis Commercial appoints RG Group to deliver multi-storey car park in Epping
Qualis Commercial has appointed contractor RG Group to build a new 330 space multi-storey car park at Cottis Lane in Epping Town Centre.
Additional surveys at Cottis Lane and Bakers Lane Car Parks
From Monday 8th August we will be carrying out additional surveys within the Cottis Lane and Bakers Lane Car Parks.
Qualis Commercial to carry out topographical surveys at Pyrles Lane
Qualis Commercial will have specialist consultants and land surveyors present on the site at Pyrles Lane, Loughton from Monday 4th to Wednesday 6th July.
Qualis Commercial submits application to provide temporary parking provision for local community
In advance of work starting on site at Cottis Lane, Epping this summer to deliver a brand-new multi-storey car park, Qualis Commercial has submitted a planning application to create temporary parking within the St John’s Road site.
First stages of Epping Town Centre regeneration begin
The first stages of the regeneration of Epping Town Centre have begun with the demolition of the vacant offices behind Epping Forest District Council’s Civic Offices to make way for much needed quality new homes.
Sewer diversion works at Cottis Lane Car Park
From Monday 6th June Qualis Commercial’s contractors will be diverting an existing sewer that is currently located within the Cottis Lane car park site into a new position along Cottis Lane. These works are the first stage of the Epping Town centre regeneration and allow the new multistorey car park to be built.
Soft strip works at St Johns School site
Qualis Commercial has started initial soft strip works on site at the former St John’s school in Epping to make safe access to the locally listed buildings in preparation for bat surveys and to record historic features.
Temporary car park lighting on election night
On the evening of Thursday 5th May, the Civic Centre will be used to count the results of the local elections. To ensure the safety of all those taking part, Epping Forest District Council will be installing temporary lighting in the Conder car park area during the count to enable people access to their cars safely during the night. The lighting will be angled down to reduce the impact on neighbours.
Notice of core hole works
Contractors will be working in the proximity of the Cottis Lane and Bakers Lane roundabout on the evening of Wednesday 27th April into Thursday 28th April to carry out core hole sampling within the highway to inform the new roadway design.
Car Park Survey at Cottis Lane and Bakers Lane
On Monday 25th April and Thursday 28th April 2022 Qualis Commercial’s Traffic and Transportation Consultants, CTS Traffic and Transportation Ltd will be carrying out a car park survey at Cottis Lane Car Park and Bakers Lane Car Park with the general public.
Qualis Commercial expands its team
Following the company gaining planning permission for five key development sites in Epping Town Centre, Qualis Commercial has expanded its team with the appointment of Emily Gilchrist as Sales and Marketing Manager.
Notice of CCTV Drainage Survey at Roundhills, Waltham Abbey
On Monday 28th March a CCTV drainage survey will be taking place on site at the former swimming pool site, Roundhills in Waltham Abbey.
Green light for work to start on sites in Epping
Planning permission has now been granted following the planning committee decision last October for work to start on five key development sites in Epping Town Centre.
Qualis helps Epping Playground Association exceed its fundraising target for Lower Swaines Recreation Ground
The long awaited Lower Swaines recreation ground redevelopment is finally able to take place, thanks to funding secured from Qualis Group.
Community invited to share their views at public consultation
Local residents in Loughton are being invited to take part in a public consultation to share their views on the redevelopment of the former garden nursery site on Pyrles Lane.
Notice of Tree pruning and removal in Conder Building,
On Monday 28th February Qualis Commercial’s contractors will be on site at the Conder Building to remove the low quality (Category C) trees at the High Street entrance along with overgrown shrubbery that exists along the boundary of the site.
Notice of Tree Removal
Qualis Commercial contractors will be on site at St John's Road on Monday 21st February 2022 for ten days and at Cottis Lane Car Park from Friday 25th February for circa five days.
Notice of Tree removal and CCTV Drainage Survey at Roundhills, Waltham Abbey
On Monday 21st February Qualis Commercial’s contractors will be on site at the former swimming pool site, Roundhills in Waltham Abbey to remove and prune the low quality (Category C) trees and overgrown shrubbery that exists along the boundary of the site ahead of the bird nesting season.
Notice of CCTV Drainage Survey in Cottis Lane, Epping
On Tuesday 1st and Wednesday 2nd February, Qualis Commercial’s contractors will be undertaking a CCTV drainage survey around the junction between Bakers Lane and Cottis Lane.
Temporary closure of Civic Pay and Display Car Park, Epping
On Thursday 27th January 2022 the Civic Pay and Display Car Park will be closed to allow Qualis Commercial’s contractors to complete re-lining works for the temporary car park layout. The works will last for one day and the car park will reopen on Friday 28th January with a new temporary layout.
Notice of internal strip out works of the Conder Building, Epping
Qualis Commercial is carrying out some initial strip out works of the Conder Building ahead of starting any demolition work on site for the future development. The works should involve minimal disruption and are only internal.
Notice of site investigation works at Cottis Lane Car Park, Epping
From Tuesday 11th January 2022 Qualis Commercial’s contractor will be carrying out some additional site investigation works in the Cottis Lane Car Park, involving trial pits and bore holes.
Qualis Commercial achieves planning for five sites in Epping
On 27 October, Epping Forest District Council’s Development Committee Meeting issued a resolution to grant planning permission to Qualis Commercial for five key development sites in Epping Town Centre. The sites include the delivery of a new leisure centre, a new multi-storey car park, commercial units and 269 high quality new homes.
Notice of site investigation works at Roundhills
Further site investigation works will be taking place on the site of the former swimming pool car park at Roundhills in Waltham Abbey on Thursday 7th and Friday 8th October 2021.
Qualis creates local employment opportunities
As part of its exciting and ambitious four-year growth plan, Qualis Management is expanding its team and creating several new career opportunities which are available to those living in the local area.
Qualis submits plans for the former Waltham Abbey Swimming Pool site
Qualis Commercial has submitted its planning application to build 28 quality new homes on the site of the former Waltham Abbey Swimming Pool.
Armed Forces Week 2021
We are proud to show our support for Armed Forces Week which gives us all the chance to celebrate and give much deserved recognition to the whole Armed Forces community.
Public consultation begins on the site of the old Waltham Abbey Swimming Pool
Qualis Commercial is proposing to build 28 quality new homes on the site of the old Waltham Abbey Swimming Pool, which was closed in 2018.
Qualis Commercial expands its Development Team
Qualis Commercial has appointed two Development Managers to expand its development team and work alongside Development Director, Simon Rutter.
Qualis Group supports National Day of Reflection
Qualis Group is supporting a national day to remember those who have died during the pandemic, and to show support for everyone who has been bereaved.
Development Director joins Qualis Commercial
Qualis Commercial has appointed Simon Rutter as Development Director to drive forward the exciting development programme of key sites which will deliver new homes and amenities in the Epping Forest district.
Qualis Commercial submits planning applications for Bakers Lane Car Park and Cottis Lane sites
Following extensive public consultation with Epping Forest residents, businesses, local Councillors and interested organisations, Qualis Commercial has submitted planning applications for its Bakers Lane Car Park and Cottis Lane sites.
Notice of survey works at St Johns, Epping
A pre demolition and refurbishment survey will be taking place on the three retained buildings at the St John’s Road site on Monday 4th January 2021.
Notice of site works at St Johns, Epping
On Monday 30th November 2020 Qualis Commercial will be carrying out an environmental clean of the main building on the St Johns site, as well as installing nets in the roof to prevent pigeons re-entering the building.
Site investigation works at St Johns and Bakers Lane Car Park
Qualis Commercial will be carrying out the following work at St Johns and Bakers Lane Car Park, commencing Tuesday 24th November for five to seven days.
Residents of Epping Forest District Council have until Friday 13th November to have their say on Qualis Commercial’s exciting plans for its five sites in Epping Town Centre.
Residents of Epping Forest District Council have until Friday 13th November to have their say on Qualis Commercial’s exciting plans for its five sites in Epping Town Centre.
Site investigation works to take place at Pyrles Lane Nursery and Roundhills sites
Qualis Commercial is carrying out some initial site investigation works at two Qualis owned sites, Pyrles Lanes Nursery, Loughton and Roundhills, the former swimming pool at Waltham Abbey from Monday 2nd November 2020.
First visuals of exciting new plans for Epping Town Centre
Great news! The first visuals for Qualis Commercial’s exciting plans for Epping Town Centre have been revealed ahead of the second public consultation starting next week.
Your feedback is developing future plans. Revised proposals show enhanced leisure centre plans
• First round consultation feeds into evolving plans • Sports Hall and squash courts added to Leisure Centre proposals • Car parking prioritised • Qualis seeks further views on proposed amendments Qualis Commercial has listened to your views and made changes to the initial plans. They are now seeking further feedback on these revised proposals for the five sites in Epping Town Centre.
Qualis announces second public consultation to start on 2nd November
Qualis Commercial, the Epping Forest District Council-owned company, is excited to announce the dates commencing 2nd November for the second public consultation to present its revised plans for the five sites in Epping Town Centre.
Qualis Commercial carries out site investigation works
Further site investigation works will be taking place on Qualis Commercial’s five sites in Epping town centre over the next four weeks.
Over 500 people attend the Qualis public exhibition to share their views
Over 500 visitors took the time to attend Qualis Commercial’s six day public exhibition last week to give their views, concerns and support on the draft proposals for their five sites in Epping Town Centre identified in the emerging Local Plan for redevelopment.
Statement regarding Swaines Green
Qualis Commercial would like to reassure the residents of Epping that it does not intend to develop any land outside of its ownership, including the 22 acre Swaines Green Conservation Area.
Development Management Forum
Join the online Development Management Forum run by Epping Forest District Council on the 24th September at 6pm to provide your views and opinions on the Five sites in Epping that have been identified in the emerging Local Plan for redevelopment.
Preparation works start at St John’s Road
Qualis Commercial will be carrying out some initial clearing work and site management work on the south west boundary of its St John’s Road site from Wednesday 16th September that will take approximately two weeks.
Calling local businesses and community groups
Qualis Commercial is running online consultation presentations for local businesses and community groups on the development of the five sites in Epping that have been identified for redevelopment in the emerging Local Plan.
Qualis Commercial to hold public exhibition in September
As part of its initial stage of engagement with the local community, Qualis Commercial is encouraging residents and those who work in Epping to view and provide feedback on the suggested proposals for its five sites in Epping at a public exhibition.
Fantastic start to public consultation on suggested proposals for five Epping sites
Since Qualis Commercial uploaded drawings and information about initial proposals for the five sites in Epping to its Commonplace platform last Friday, there has been a great response on the consultation platform.
Working together for Epping
As part of its commitment to bring improved housing, economic growth and public amenities to the Epping Forest District, Qualis Commercial is assessing the future regeneration of five sites in Epping that have been identified in the Local Plan.