Balfour Beatty Construction Value: £242,000 Start date: June 2013 Contract length: 18 months


"I have worked with Addison Plant Ltd on and off for 20 years and recently completed a public realm scheme in regenerating Stockton High St. This was a two year project upgrading the bus routes and hard landscaping.
I was very impressed with APL’s attitude regarding safety and their consideration to the public as this is a busy High St with events been held throughout the year. The safe digging practices employed resulted in zero service strikes which is highly commendable due to the complex network of services and underground tanks/cellars encountered.
The works consisted of drainage, ducting, earthworks and street furniture with the value of circa £3m and a large number of site operatives at any one time."
Balfour Beatty Construction Services UK
PROJECT SUMMARY The scope of the works was the realignment of St Marys Way to create a straighter and more direct route between the St Michael's Way and Wearmouth Bridge junctions in addition to removing the West Street roundabout in front of the Magistrates Court. This was to create a new public space at the west end of High Street. We had to carry out the installation of surface water drainage, laying pipes up to 900mm diameter and connection to NWL manholes whilst maintaining high volume traffic flow. The works involved tight schedules for road closures and diversions while excavating for deep drainage. We also had a large number of existing live services which we had to deal with.
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