MPB acted as subcontractor to Breheny Civil Engineering on this £12m project (overall value). MPB managed all interfaces with the railway and established a Rail Contractor Only area which was fully managed by MPB throughout the project.
The works comprised of:
This scheme had to be completed with minimum interface with the operational railway for a number of reasons. Maximum 8hr possessions were available meaning temporary works designs and methodologies were developed to minimise the requirement of possessions. The client (Bedford Council) needed to minimise costs incurred via the NR ASPRO team and as such MPB were tasked with ensuring that all documentation and plans were of a high standard to keep review time to a bare minimum and where possible manage the interface without the requirement for possessions.
The in house CEM capability within MPB was utilised to full effect to ensure that the NR Project Engineers had confidence in the ability of MPB Structures to deliver the works without importing any risk to the operational railway.
Limited possession time meant ALO cognisant lift plans and rigging plans were required to ensure the 1000t crane and support crane could rig outside of possession to maximise the short duration possessions.
MPB developed all temporary works designs for earthwork support, access scaffold and formwork designs.
Breheny- Bedford County Council
£2 to £5 Million
Road Bridge Construction and Civil Engineering