The new £50 million 70-acre business park is one of the most exciting developments in the North West and will create 1,400 new and sustainable jobs. Offering high quality, flexible accommodation with footprints from 2,000 sq ft to 700,000 sq ft, Burnley Bridge Business Park is planned across four zones.
Central to the development was the construction of a new bridge across the Leeds-Liverpool canal connecting Burnley Bridge Business Park to Junction 9 of the M65, together with new approach roads supported on 8m high embankments constructed from secondary site won fill materials.
PaSCoE provided geotechnical support services to the contractor Eric Wright Civil Engineering including provision of earthworks specifications, settlement analysis, assessment of loads on pipelines, and design of a raised crane platform.
The temporary reinforced soil raised platform allowed a 500tonne crane to lift the new reinforced concrete bridge beams for the bridge construction whilst protecting the existing concrete structures from the crane outriggers loads.
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