The MMLE Tranche 1 package consisted of the reconstruction of two four span overbridges and the demolition of a four span overbridge to provide route clearance for electrification.

MPB were engaged by Network Rail under an early contractor engagement basis to develop the scope of works leading to a design and build fixed price contract for the works.

Local Authority liaison – road closures and technical approval

Land access negotiationSite investigation worksUtility diversion planning and management

F001/002/003 (Outline and detailed design s/c Tony Gee and Partners)

Design and installation of temporary works

Redundant side span infillingDemolition of existing structures (s/c Sam Evans and Sons Ltd)

Installation of new PCC superstructure using 750t crane

Highways reinstatement 

Finedon Station Road

 A severely constrained possession regime consisting of 30hrs on the slow lines and only 8hrs all lines blocked resulted in MPB developing an efficient construction methodology to enable the demolition and reconstruction of the structure to be undertaken in this small window of opportunity.

 Part of the timesaving innovations on this scheme was a bespoke climbing handrail that enabled access to the altered in minutes rather than hours to provide safe access to the piers.

Pytchley Road

 Pytchley Road is a main arterial route through Kettering to and from the A14. MPB in partnership with Network Rail negotiated the road closures and worked to publicise the closure throughout the community.

 To maintain pedestrian access throughout the works MPB installed their 35m span GE400 combined service/foot bridge. The structure also supported the significant number of diverted services including 33kV HV electric, fibre optic cables and a 300mm dia medium pressure gas main. MPB were responsible for all management and co-ordination of the service diversions.


Finedon, Wellingborough


Network Rail (Walsall MBC funded)


£3 - 4 million