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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…

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…

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…

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…

Crossrail – Stockley Airport Junction

Earth Structures Geotechnical Railways Temporary Works

Crossrail is amongst the most significant infrastructure projects ever undertaken in the UK – from improving journey times across London, to easing congestion and offering better connections. Crossrail will deliver a high frequency, high capacity service to 40 stations linking Reading and Heathrow in the west, to Shenfield and Abbey…

Eltham Embankment Stabilisation

Featured Geotechnical Railways Temporary Works

Evidence of both deep seated and shallow instability had been reported on the Down slope of the Eltham embankment located approximately 300m to the west of Eltham Station between Eltham and Kidbrooke stations at ELR: BEX 8m 61.5ch to 8m 70ch. Remedial works in the form of soil nailing, track…

Thameslink Tight Squeeze

Civil Geotechnical Railways Temporary Works

The £6bn Thameslink Programme has now entered its second phase of project delivery. This monumental scheme, driven forward by the rapidly expanding demand for rail services is focused on transforming the Thameslink transport artery into a more accessible link through the heart of London The upgrade and expansion of the…

Daniels Mill Slope Reconstruction

Earth Structures Geotechnical Temporary Works

Daniels Mill is a fully working watermill set in the idyllic Shropshire countryside, deep in a wooded steep valley crossed by the 19th century viaduct carrying the Severn Valley Railway to Bridgnorth. Its impressive waterwheel has been carefully restored to its former glory and is the largest waterwheel powering a…

Tanners Hill

Geotechnical Railways Temporary Works

To improve capacity on the line between London Bridge and Lewisham, a new stretch of single track has been built alongside the original bi-directional single track between Tanners Hill Junction (near St John’s Station) and Lewisham Vale Junction. Before the new track was laid, St John’s Vale Road Bridge was…

Piethorne Water Treatment Works

Geotechnical Temporary Works

An existing access road to the Piethorne Water Treatment Works had started to fail, and tension cracks were observed in the road surface. PaSCoE were commissioned by Eric Wright Civil Engineering to design a temporary access track to maintain access for deliveries to the Piethorne & Wickenhall Water Treatment Works….

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 Sheet Piles & Channel

Geotechnical Temporary Works

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…

Ogden IR Temp Bridge

Temporary Works

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…

Stubbin Lane & Willowbank

Geotechnical Railways Temporary Works

As part of upgrading works on the East Coast Mainline, a new parapet was to be installed on Stubbin Lane bridge and a complete deck replacement at Willowbank bridge on the Elsecar to Wombwell line. On both bridges heavy craneage was required to lift in the bridge beams and the…

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….

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…

Selly Oak Phase 1 Temporary Wall

Earth Structures Temporary Works

Selly Oak is an area of Birmingham notorious for congestion and as part of the phase 1 bypass scheme, a new roundabout leading to the Phase 2 works and a replacement bridge were required over the Dudley No.2 Canal. The new bridge over the canal was to be widened to…

Selly Oak Phase 1 Bridge Propping

Temporary Works

Selly Oak is an area of Birmingham notorious for congestion and as phase 1 of the bypass scheme, a new roundabout leading to the Phase 2 works and a replacement bridge were required over the Dudley No.2 Canal. The new bridge over the canal was to be widened to accommodate…

Ray Hall Viaduct

Geotechnical Temporary Works

Ray Hall Viaduct forms part of the M6 elevated network carrying the motorway over the River Tame and the Tame Valley Canal embankment. The viaduct comprises a RC beam supported on four RC columns – known as bents – on a piled foundation. Cathodic protection was required to a number…

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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