This section includes work directly connected to harbours, docks, piers, canals, jetties or coastal projects.

Scheme registration helped Griffiths to be “good neighbours” on its Bath Quays Waterside project

Published 3 January 2018 | Written by Content Writer

Bath and North East Somerset Council and the Environment Agency appointed Alun Griffiths (Contractors) Ltd to undertake a phased £6.22 million project to transform the riverside in Bath and improve flood defences. The reconstruction is now reducing the risk of flooding for over 100 residential and commercial properties which surround the site off Green Park Road in Bath, Somerset. It…

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Considerately shoring up Blackpool and Fleetwood’s coastal flood defences – Balfour Beatty

Published 6 December 2017 | Written by Content Writer

The Rossall Coastal Protection Scheme is part of a programme of planned coastal civil engineering works on the Fylde Coast, governed by the North West and North Wales Shoreline Management Plan. The project is to renew 1.8km of existing sea defences at Rossall, located between Fleetwood and Blackpool. The fortifications will protect 7500 homes and infrastructure, in line with a…

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Jackson Civil Engineering’s floodwall project in Suffolk setting “very high” industry standards

Published 9 August 2017 | Written by Content Writer

The project was the result of an assessment of the floodwall in Woodbridge during the tidal surge of December 2013, when the water came within 800mm of the top of the defences. Site Manager Ashley Tate explained: “When the water receded, the wall showed signs of excessive movement, so an investigation was undertaken to determine the stability of the wall….

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Considerate rejuvenation of a derelict waterway in Kent – Interserve Infrastructure

Published 24 May 2017 | Written by Content Writer

Carried out on behalf of client Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council in partnership with the Environment Agency, Interserve’s Town Lock Refurbishment project achieved excellent scores all round from the Considerate Constructors Scheme. The Town Lock Refurbishment project is being delivered to regenerate partly derelict land beside Town Lock on the River Medway, adjacent to Wharf Road in Tonbridge, Kent. Densely surrounded…

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Considerately shoring up the flood defences of Louth in Lincolnshire – VBA Ltd Joint Venture

Published 28 February 2017 | Written by Content Writer

The VBA Ltd joint venture team is future-proofing the market town of Louth in Lincolnshire from flooding, being the first flood control project in the country to use the Hydroslide – a new technology in flood defence which controls water deluge. The joint venture comprising VolkerStevin, Boskalis Westminster and Atkins is part of the Environment Agency’s Water and Environment Management…

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Considerately constructing and modernising RNLI St David’s Lifeboat Station – BAM Nuttall Ltd

Published 5 January 2017 | Written by Content Writer

BAM Nuttall Ltd’s project was to construct the last – and most technically and logistically challenging – RNLI Tamar-class lifeboat station in Pembrokeshire, South-West Wales. Tamar-class lifeboats are all-weather lifeboats operated by the RNLI around the coast of the UK which have replaced the older Tyne-class vessels with an improved specification. Carried out on behalf of client, RNLI (Trading), the…

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Barhale Construction plc scoops a Scheme award for considerately replacing 200-year-old water mains in West London

Published 9 August 2016 | Written by Content Writer

Barhale Construction plc proved its considerate credentials after receiving a Silver CCS National Site Award 2016 for its Sussex Gardens Trunk Water Mains Replacement (Phase 1) project. Barhale’s work involved installing a new pipe in Stanhope Terrace, London, which allowed Thames Water to throttle the mains in Sussex Gardens while the Crossrail drilling machine worked underneath. Thames Water was re-laying trunk water mains at Sussex…

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The Scheme is “giving a better perception of the industry”- Raymond Brown Construction Ltd

Published 28 June 2016 | Written by Content Writer

Raymond Brown Construction Ltd has been considerately engaged in demolishing, removing and rebuilding the RNLI’s (Royal National Lifeboat Institute’s) pontoon in Brixham, Devon. Site Manager, Nick Gibb, has spoken of the many considerations made during this essential work, such as making less disruptive sea deliveries and using low-noise plant, while ensuring the RNLI remained fully operational, 24/7. The Raymond Brown…

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Rebuilding the historic quay in Maldon – Teignmouth Maritime Services (TMS) Ltd

Published 4 May 2016 | Written by Content Writer

Marine civil engineers Teignmouth Maritime Services (TMS) Ltd were engaged by Maldon District Council to restore and rebuild the historic river wall and quay on the esplanade of the Blackwater Navigation in Maldon, Essex. TMS were engaged to design and complete a driven sheet piled wall of around 98m in length, consisting of 8m long sheet piles which were installed…

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Considerately maintaining the iconic Severn Bridge gateway to Wales – Laing O’Rourke Infrastructure

Published 1 March 2016 | Written by Content Writer

Laing O’Rourke Infrastructure is engaged in carrying out maintenance and inspection of the M48 Severn Bridge crossing, an ongoing project which originally commenced in 1996. The project is performed under a concession agreement with the Secretary of State, until the Second Severn Crossing debt is concluded, which is indicated as being in 2018. Until the agreement is fulfilled, Laing O’Rourke…

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Extending the world’s oldest cast iron railway bridge – BAM Nuttall Ltd

Published 19 August 2015 | Written by Jack Endean

BAM Nuttall are restoring Bridge 184 on the East Coast mainline – a unique structure encompassing eight interlinked working bridges, with one dating back to 1870. The original scope of the work was to carry out survey and design works for Network Rail on two of the eight structures making up the bridge. However, the original brief expanded into a much…

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Showing consideration for a community devastated by flooding – Land and Water Services

Published 5 August 2015 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator

Land and Water Services specialise in keeping Britain’s waterways navigable by dredging rivers, lakes, canals, pond and marinas and operating the largest fleet of excavators, dredging equipment and floating plant in the UK. The River Parrett and Tone Dredging Works project was carried out in Burrowbridge – part of the area devastated by flooding last year – and was part of…

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