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New Gas Bag for Southport WwTW

Civil Geotechnical Structural

As part of United Utilities improvements to Southport WwTW a new state of the art gas bag retention system has been installed to replace the traditional gas holders. Methane produced from sludge treatment will be stored in the bag and this gas will then be turned into electricity to help…

A50 Growth Corridor Bridge Demolition

Structural Temporary Works

The £40 million A50 Growth Corridor Project is being delivered by Staffordshire County Council and Tarmac Construction on behalf of Highways England. The project is designed to ease congestion and offer easy access to the 700-home Bramshall Meadows housing development without traffic being driven through Uttoxeter. The works include a…

South Wales Re-Signalling Programme

Railways Structural Temporary Works

State-of-the art signalling technology is being installed in South Wales to allow more trains to run along the track and so increase passenger capacity, particularly at peak times. The works have included re-signalling the line in the area east of Port Talbot East, from Llantrisant to Baglan, the Newport area…

Dukinfield Waste Water Treatment Works – Nitrifying Trickling Filter

Civil Geotechnical Structural

PaSCoE were commissioned to design the civils structures associated with the construction of a new Nitrifying Trickling Filter (NTF) to supplement an existing bank of NTF’s supplied by a single distribution chamber. The works included the design and detailing of piled foundations for the new post tensioned precast segmental tank…

New Culvert Reinstates RA Rating for the Welshpool to Aberystwyth Line

Civil Railways Structural Temporary Works

As part of the Wales Package 7 contract, a number of structures along the Welshpool to Aberystwyth line did not have the Rail Availability (RA) rating for the line. In order to achieve the RA rating for the Greenhouse Underbridge it was agreed that the superstructure to the bridge would…

Stockley Airport Junction – New Relief Lines to Heathrow

Civil Railways Structural Temporary Works

For the past 18months the Crossrail West, Stockley Airport Junction project has provided a constant source of opportunities for PaSCoE to prove our ability to develop strong working relationship as well as demonstrate our unique, adaptive and client focused approach to temporary works design. Due to increased demand on rail…

Rope Walk, London – Piled Tower Crane Base Stability

Geotechnical Railways Structural Temporary Works

While the collapse of tower cranes is rare, accidents and near misses do occur. Generally these result from events, either singly or in combination, which are not anticipated, events or actions that cause unexpected loads, or from errors during the design, erection, use or dismantling. Failures of any part of…

Ben Gill, Cumbria – Back to Nature

Civil Earth Structures Geotechnical Structural

Engineering work on the weir of Ennerdale Water in the 1950s raised the level of the lake, increasing its storage capacity and ensuring a more secure potable water supply. As part of this work, one of the tributaries of the River Ehen (Ben Gill) was diverted to Ennerdale Water via…

Sustainable Urban Drainage – Innovative underground storage solution

Civil Geotechnical Structural

Working in partnership with Stormwater Management Ltd we have provided the technical support to assist in the design and construct an innovative sustainable urban drainage system – the Elevator attenuation storage tank. The unique uPVC permanent formwork solution creates an innovative means of economising material needs whilst achieving excellent structural…

Greystone Footbridge Replacement – The End for the Sausage Bridge

Geotechnical Structural Temporary Works

Greystone Footbridge, known locally as the ‘sausage bridge’, has helped generations of the local community to safely cross the M62 since opening in 1973. The footbridge has now reached the end of it serviceable life and Knowsley Council is investing in a new modern replacement bridge that will cater for…

14m high wall supports the flow of electricity from Scotland to England

Civil Earth Structures Geotechnical Structural

As part of the major FACTS (Flexible Alternating Current Transmission System) project by National Grid to boost the flow of electricity from Scotland to England cutting edge design TCSC (thyristor controlled series compensation) equipment was required at the Hutton 400 kV Hutton Substation near Kendal in Cumbria. This exciting project…

800 year old Kirkstall Forge gets a new lease of life

Civil Earth Structures Geotechnical Structural

A historic part of Leeds is being given a new lease of life as Kirkstall Forge is set kick start the regeneration of the area. For over 800 years Kirkstall Forge has been a vital part of Leeds’ industrial heritage, with this part of the city forging metal since 1147…

High Wycombe Rail Station – Works start on £4 million upgrade

Railways Structural Temporary Works

Improvement works have started at Chiltern Railways’ third busiest station, High Wycombe, as part of a £4 million Network Rail project which will see the lengthening of the northbound platforms and the construction of a footbridge. Network Rail and Chiltern Railways are undertaking the project to provide long term additional…

A27/A270 Junction Improvements Brighton

Civil Earth Structures Geotechnical Structural

To support the construction of a new Community Stadium and new building works by the University of Brighton the existing road network required major improvements to interface with the existing and proposed infrastructure. The new Brighton and Hove Albion Stadium Project required improvements to the A270 Lewes Road which included…

Littleborough Station

Earth Structures Geotechnical Railways Structural

Littleborough Station is constructed on top of a high embankment with a car park at the bottom. Stairs provided the only pedestrian access from the car park, limiting access to the station for wheelchair and pram users. As part of Network Rail’s ‘access for all’ programme for providing step free…

A46 Bingham Railway Bridge

Geotechnical Railways Structural Temporary Works

As part of the A46 Widmerpool Improvement Scheme an existing masonry railway bridge at Bingham required replacement to accommodate four lanes of traffic below. The bridge was designed to be constructed off line and under a 72 hour Christmas possession to be driven into position using self-propelled modular transport (SPMTs)….

Moor Street Link

Railways Structural Temporary Works

The Birmingham Gateway Project is centred on the refurbishment of Birmingham New Street railway station. The project aims to make the congested, dark station more visitor friendly and efficient. Under the first phase of the project a new walkway was to be constructed along an existing 8m high retaining wall,…

Hednesford Signal Box Relocation

Featured Railways Structural Temporary Works

As historic signal boxes up and down the country are destroyed the unique 38-lever signal box at Hednesford Station has been relocated to Hednesford Park ready for a new chapter in its life. It is due to open to the public later this year after being restored to its former…

Ogden IR Advance

Civil Structural

Following flood studies and physical modelling it was determined that the existing Ogden Reservoir was unable to pass a Probable Maximum Flood (PMF). To accommodate the PMF event, the existing spillways and overflows needed improvement.  However to enable these improvements to be carried out, advanced works were required to divert…

Ogden IR Wedge Block

Geotechnical Structural

Flood studies and physical model tests demonstrated that the original overflow and spillway facilities at the Ogden Impounding Reservoir were unable to pass the Probable Maximum Flood (PMF) without overtopping onto the main earth embankment with a consequent risk of failure due to the destructive action of out-of-channel flows.  The…

Thompson Street Services Bridge

Railways Structural Temporary Works

Thompson Street in Darlington crosses over the East Coast main line. The existing plate girder bridge had a timber deck with limited capacity and was to be replaced.  On investigation it was found that the bridge carried a 400mm diameter water main supplying Darlington, and this and other auxiliary services…

Milwr Tunnel

Civil Structural Temporary Works

Milwr Tunnel is a mine drainage adit extending 10 miles from Cadole near Loggerheads, Denbighshire to Bagillt on the Dee Estuary in North Wales. The tunnel outfall is located approximately 100m inland from the banks of the River Dee and water flows to the Dee via a 18m wide 6m…

Holden Wood IR

Civil Earth Structures Featured Geotechnical Structural Temporary Works

Flood studies and physical model tests demonstrated that the existing overflow and spillway facilities at the Holden Wood Impounding Reservoir were unable to pass the Probable Maximum Flood (PMF) without overtopping onto the main earth embankment with a consequent risk of failure due to the destructive action of out-of-channel flows….

Bookham Embankment Stabilisation

Earth Structures Geotechnical Railways Structural

Bookham embankment is located between Effingham Junction and Leatherhead Junction. A section of the line is built upon an embankment up to 5.5m high with a slope angle of 31°. The embankment was constructed mainly using remoulded soft clay, and a circular slip failure had resulted in movement of the…

Poaka Beck

Geotechnical Structural Temporary Works

The project required the replacement of an existing siphon pipeline situated just under the surface of the upstream face, crest and downstream face of the Poaka Beck Impounding Reservoir Dam, near Ulverston, Cumbria. The siphon pipeline has a dual purpose, serving as the supply pipeline to Poaka Beck Water Treatment…

Baystone Bank

Geotechnical Structural

Baystone Bank Reservoir impounded the Whicham Beck and the Whicham Beck tributary. The total catchment area at the dam was 2.47km2, with approximately 93% accounted for from the Whicham Beck and 7% from the tributary. The standard average annual rainfall for the catchment is 1,780mm. A by-wash channel allowed reservoir…

Abbey Area Regeneration – Bridge Lift

Railways Structural Temporary Works

To kick start the multi-million pound transformation of Abbey Road area in Kilburn, London a disused footbridge over the West Coast mainline needed to be removed. The 34m single span, steel truss bridge provided access between a local housing estate and a multi-story car park. However, since its construction, the…

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