Madeira Drive – Brighton, East Sussex

Job Title

Madeira Drive

Client

Brighton & Hove City Council

Description

Demolition, waste separation and disposal to clean underground storage area, including concrete repairs and reconstruction of reinforced concrete columns.

 

Duration

12 Weeks

Chinese Bridge, Stowe – Buckinghamshire

Job Title

Chinese Bridge, Stowe

Client

The National Trust

Description

Stowe Landscape Gardens is an internationally important garden containing more than 40 listed structures. The National Trust are in the process of re-stoning the original circular walk around the gardens which required the replication of an original wooden bridge (known as the Chinese Bridge) which once spanned the southern end of the Worthies River to complete the circular walk around Octagon Lake.

The footbridge is designed to replicate the earlier historic bridge and to have foundations constructed below water to avoid any visual distraction from the bridge. The foundations were constructed in two metre depth of water and silt using concrete caissons placed to support the timber posts of the bridge. The result is a stunning bridge that gives the appearance of floating on the water.

 

Duration

4 Weeks

Crowborough Boating Pond – East Sussex

Job Title

Crowborough Boating Pond

Client

Crowborough Town Council

Description

Excavation for and construction of a new boating pond to add to the existing recreation facilities at Crowborough Leisure Centre.

The contract entailed carefully constructing the pond in a matter sympathetic to the existing environment, surrounded as it is by a number of mature trees which in turn are circumnavigated by the model railway track.

Duration

6 Weeks

Brighton Wheel – Brighton, East Sussex

Job Title

Brighton Wheel

Client

Paramount Entertainment

Description

Construction of steel framed ‘Brighton Wheel’ ride adjacent to one of Brighton’s busiest beaches.
The wheel was erected on top of a decaying Victorian amusement arcade requiring significant strengthening of the structure. Large concrete bases were built inside the restricted space of the old arcade and the steel towers then erected to transfer the leg loads from the wheel itself to ground, with the bases on the beach having to be piled through 20m of beach shingle.
The Wheel was erected by a team of Australian specialists, operating under our supervision as Principle Contractor.

Duration

12 Weeks

Kings Road Arches Reconstruction – Phase 1

Job Title

Kings Road Arches Reconstruction – Phase 1

Client

Brighton & Hove City Council

Description

Demolition and reconstruction of 26 Victorian brick arches on Hove seafront. Whilst the new structure is an RC portal frame on piled foundations, great care has been taken to replicate faithfully the Victorian brickwork façade, and the project has been recognised for its innovation and sustainability by the Institution of Civil Engineers in its regional awards ceremony.

New cast iron railings and refurbishment of the existing shelter were also included in the scope, as was 1000m2 of block paving and a further 1000m2 of tarmac surfacing.

The project won the 2015 Sussex Heritage Award for a commercial development.

Duration

52 Weeks

Woodmansterne Soakaway Lagoon

Job Title

Woodmansterne Soakaway Lagoon

Client

Sutton & East Surrey Water

Description

Design and construction of a new 300m access road including S278 works and earthworks to construct a new soakaway lagoon as part of the enabling works for the expansion of the Water Company’s adjacent Water Treatment Works.

The earthworks element of the project involved a balanced cut and fill of approximately 4,000m³ for the lagoon construction, as well as a further 2000m³ of earthworks for the access road construction. The scheme also involved the installation of a new 350m pumping main (250mm diameter) to link back to the main works, as well as 400m of ducting for power supplies and the construction of all associated new road drainage.

Duration

20 Weeks

Sheffield Park Gardens Cascade and Ponds

Job Title

Sheffield Park Gardens Cascade and Ponds

Client

The National Trust

Description

Restoration of Sheffield Park Gardens collapsed cascade between the Upper & Lower Woman’s Way Pond, and de–silting of the Upper Woman’s Way Pond.  Extensive landscaping to ensure areas returned to their former beauty.

This project was awarded the prestigious Sussex Heritage “Landscape & Gardens” Award in 2005.

Duration

12 Weeks

i360 Sewer Diversion – Brighton Seafront

Job Title

i360 Sewer Diversion

Client

Mackley Construction

Description

The construction of the i360 – Brighton and Hove’s 170m high viewing tower and major visitor attraction – involved diverting Southern Water’s main 5’ diameter combined sewer, which serves the City and runs along the seafront’s Lower Promenade.

The project involved the construction of four (4) manholes and 130m of new 1600mm diameter sewer – the live cut-in to the existing sewer was fraught with risk and achieved using large inflatable bungs with a bypass pipe through the middle to divert the flow into the new sewer and then back into the existing sewer whilst the two manholes were built.  The construction of the two in-line manholes and installation/removal of the bungs can be seen on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibfpViImVnw

Duration

24 Weeks

Brighton Marina Cliff Bank Stabilisation

Job Title

Brighton Marina Cliff Bank Stabilisation

Client

Brighton & Hove City Council

Description

Re-profiling the top third of the cliff face using a long reach excavator and retaining the lower section using soil nailing techniques.

Chalk from the excavation work was distributed on the beach as a further erosion control measure.

Duration

12 Weeks

East Sussex National Golf Course

Job Title

East Sussex National Golf Course

Client

Horsted Properties

Description

Construction of new roundabout on the A22 to serve the East Sussex National Golf Course, involving extensive earthworks to form the ten man-made lakes and landscaping to create the key features of the golf course such as greens, tees and bunkers.

Duration

42 Weeks