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River and Lake Works

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Soha Housing

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Reading Civic Society

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Company Training

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Building Information Modelling (BIM)

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Being a part of a Business that is partly owned by its employees

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Mr Pinkstone

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Project Leader for Buckingham County Council

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Adonis Construction

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Hard Landscaping, University of Worcester

Contract Value: £800,000 +

University of Worcester

Scope: Following Phase 1 of the City Campus project, which involved the construction of two blocks of student accommodation, a Landscape Architect was commissioned to create a landscape artwork that would provide an attractive amenity space incorporating an unusual approach to hard and soft landscaping.

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The vacant ‘brownfield’ site contained a large amount of hardcore and waste material, levels were not uniform and there were large mounds of demolition material and soil containing deleterious content. For reasons of sustainability our efforts focussed on reusing as much as possible of the material on site in the construction of new levels on site.

Areas of hard surface such as concrete, bitmac and other material was broken up to create permeable ground conditions at depth to allow for the future planting of deep rooted trees and shrubs. Areas of dense undergrowth and vegetation around the perimeter of the site were grubbed up and removed from site.

Once this element of the work was completed the whole site was re-graded and earth movement carried out to produce different ‘stepped’ levels as the base for the future landscape works. All areas were left with an open granular condition to receive sub-soil and top soil material.

SECOND PHASE of WORKS

Scope: The initial element of the works involved the removal from site of 674m³ of contaminated soil and its subsequent replacement with imported material. Excavations were undertaken to a depth of up to 4.0m over an area of 337m.

Two arches of the previously bricked-up railway viaduct have been opened up to allow pedestrian access through to other areas of the university.

The other main elements of the works consist of the Hard landscaping works including:-

  • The construction of gabion revetments
  • Excavation for paved areas
  • Compaction of sub-base to design levels
  • Slab and block paving works
  • Hoggin footpaths
  • Construction of a Car Parking area
  • Installation of French drains
  • Lighting
  • Ducting for services
  • Fencing / railings
Contract Value: £170,600

1-48 Hunters Hill, Burghfield Common, Sovereign South-West

Repair and Renewal to 3 No 4 Storey Blocks of residential flats including overhaul pitched roofs, renewal of fascias, soffits and bargeboards, renewal of rainwater goods, and replacement windows.

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Contract Value: £69,506

A4130 Manor Railway Bridge, Didcot

The works were to replace the bridge deck waterproofing and bridge expansion joints under the carriageway and part way into the verges.  This road bridge lies on the A4130, a major thoroughfare into Didcot, traversing the main Oxford to Paddington railway line.

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Work undertaken

The bridge deck waterproofing and bridge expansion joints under the carriageway and part way into the verges were replaced. To facilitate this, the kerbs across the bridge were re-laid and the carriageway re-surfaced.

A Milling machine with conveyor belt loaded directly into a wagon. This was positioned away from the bridge parapets to ensure that any debris coming off the conveyor was not directed near the parapets and potentially fall onto the railway below.  As an extra precaution the Heras fencing running along both parapets had debris netting attached.

It was anticipated that the existing waterproofing would be removed by scraping it off with the bucket of a 360º excavator with a level edged plate welded onto the bucket.

Any residual material that could not be removed by this method was removed by grit blasting.  Prior to grit blasting the area was fully enclosed with 2.0M high Heras fencing with debris netting fix to the fencing.  Timbers were positioned spanning between the top of the Heras fence panels and netting fixed to this to ‘cocoon’ the area.

Existing deck expansion joints were broken out using a compressor and jack hammers.  Works were continuously monitored to ensure that no materials fell through the expansion joint onto the bearing shelf.

Deck waterproofing, installation of the new expansion joints and surfacing were undertaken by a specialist sub-contractors with a Fergal Site Foreman in permanent attendance.

Contract Value: £91,300

Woodstock Close, Oxford

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Replacement of uPVC windows to 6-storey apartment block at the above location.

Contract Value: £116,274

Hunts Close, Burford

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Replacement windows and doors; replacement warden call system and installation of new door entry system to this two storey block of purpose built flats for the elderly.

Contract Value: £872,924

Burtop Road Estate, London

Re-roofing and re-construction of parapet walls to 90 properties including 3000m² of various paving works 15 foot paths and parking areas.

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Contract Value: £150,000

47-49 Cowley Road, Oxford

Construction of a new restaurant and comprising of basement, to provide a new toilet, storage area as well as a ground floor kitchen and restaurant area.

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First floor office accommodation and second floor residential flat are complete with slated pitched roof, copper clad dormers, feature curved copper clad and GRP roofing to veranda areas and built-up felt roofing to rear extension.

Contract Value: £70,396

Hyde Farm Barn, Beaconsfield

Re-tiling of roof and structural repairs at Hyde Farm Barn, Beaconsfield for Portman Burtley Estate.

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Contract Value: £54,648

St Aldates, Oxford

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External repairs to a 6 storey stonework office block comprising replacement of stonework and brickwork including repairs to specialist guttering and re-decoration of facades.

Contract Value: £260,000

Sunrise Care Home, Wembley

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Change of dwelling house to a Care Home. Internal refurbishments with alterations to the entrance and frontages of the premises to provide associated car and cycle parking, pedestrian and vehicular access and landscaping.

Contract Value: £1,555,000

Bathroom Refurbishments, SOHA Housing

Partnering Agreement with a local Housing Association for the refurbishments of 160 bathrooms in their housing stock. Works included installation of new sanitary ware as required, shower replacements and the fitting of electric wall fan heaters.

We have been fortunate enough to secure these works on a 3 yearly basis and are now in our 3rd term.

Contract Value: £1,110,000

Replacement Kitchens, SOHA Housing

Partnering Agreement with a local Housing Association for the provision and installation of 150No new kitchens per annum. Works include all associated plumbing, electrics, floor coverings, wall tiling and decorations.

We have been fortunate enough to secure these works on a 3 yearly basis and are now in our 3rd term.

Contract Value: £101,437

Corn Street, Witney, Oxfordshire

Grade ll listed building. Internal alterations, repairs and refurbishment.

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Contract Value: £882,000

22 Luxury Flats, Marston Ferry Road, Oxford

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A complete new build which included steel frame, metal decking with concrete composite floors, staircases, brickwork/blockwork and roof works in three storeys.

The construction of foundations, underground car parking, basement structure and upper ground floor slab, plus associated below ground drainage and service ducts were carried out by our Civil Engineering Division.

Contract Value: £249,789

New House, Mortimer

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Construction of a high specification 5 bedroom detached house, traditionally constructed comprising cavity walls finished externally in facing brick with plain tied pitched roofs. Complete with the formation of access road, fencing and landscaping works.

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St. Marys School, Witney, Oxfordshire

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Alterations and two extensions to Grade II listed building including construction of extensions to form a new classroom and staff room.

Contract Value: £49,560

Bank Protection, Cobham Mill

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Installation of sheet piling along section of riverbank in Cobham, adjacent to grade Il listen building, construction of hardwood timber capping to sheet piling and construction of rock filled gabion bank above the sheet piling to a height of 1.5m.

Cobham Mill is a well-known landmark on the A245 road from Cobham to Stoke d'Abernon which before 1951 was a pair of mills with waterwheels between. The older mill was demolished to enable the road to be straightened. The remaining building dates from 1822 and was in use grinding corn until the 1920s. The Cobham Mill Preservation Trust was set up in 1985 to restore the mill to full working order. It was opened to the public in 1993 and is a listed grade II building.

Contract Value: £113,981

Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies

Groundworks in the Prayer Courtyard.

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Contract Value: £882,000

22 Luxury Flats, Marston Ferry Road, Oxford

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The construction of foundations, underground car parking, basement structure and upper ground floor slab, plus associated below ground drainage and service ducts.

Superstructure works were carried out by our Building Division and included steel frame, metal decking with concrete composite floors, staircases and brickwork/blockwork and roof works in three storeys.

Contract Value: £67,483

Refurbishment of City Centre Foot Bridge

The works will comprise of removal and replacement of existing drainage channels, re-water proofing to the original decks, repairs to existing granite cladding, removal of the old lighting units, remedial work to the existing expansion/ movement joints, renewal of wearing courses to the footbridges.

Contract Value: £18,512

West Witney Primary School

Retaining wall and associated drainage and surface water drainage remedials in the Foundation Year external play area.

Contract Value: £249,197 & £313,875

Renault Dealership, Kidlington and Guildford

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KIDLINGTON

Works comprised of groundworks in association with construction of new car dealership premises including associated roads, paving etc.

GUILDFORD

Groundworks package to car dealership forecourt included drainage and re-surfacing etc.

Contract Value: £425,000

Kingsmeadow Roundabout, Cirencester

The re-construction of a roundabout with associated works for the new site development at Kingshill Road, Cirencester.

Contract Value: £169,566

Hyde Farm Barn Car Park Facilities

Formation of car parking.

Contract Value: £1,115,000

Dewars Farm Quarry – B430 Ardley

Works consisted of:

Replacing existing field access with a new full standard right turn ghost island junction, including carriageway widening in order to accommodate the right turn lane.

The construction of an access road, car park, site compound, pre-fabricated buildings (Portakabins) and associated drainage and services Infrastructure to serve the site.

Contract Value: £2.5 Million

Pye Bridge, Kidlington

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Construction of 4000m² spine road, foul and storm-water drainage including microbore beneath British Rail’s main Oxford to Birmingham line. 14,000m³ landscape bund, skewed 33m clear span road bridge over the Oxford Canal.

65T edge beams, reinforced earth abutments, brickwork cladding to the whole structure.

 

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Frenchay Bridge, Berkeley Homes

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Two road bridges were constructed over the Oxford Canal, one being a single 20m span structure, brick clad, the larger project being built on a skew and to a horizontal and vertical radius, again, this was brick clad.

Contract Value: £19,715

Joscas Preparatory School with MJA Consulting

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Construction of 6 No foundations for steel footbridge at Joscas School to span the A415 and link the school to the playing fields.

Contract Value: £76,000

Aeration Scheme, Worcester College

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Manufacture and installation of timber pedestrian footbridge on piled abutments over a backwater stream leading to a lake in the grounds of Worcester College together with feature dam and aeration system to backwater. Installation of new river banks.

Contract Value: £39,560

Swinford Toll Bridge

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Road reconstruction to privately owned, listed toll bridge over the River Thames.
Further phase awarded comprising of surfacing works and refurbishment of Toll Booth via Gifford and Partners.

Contract Value: £612,674

Boveney Wood Farm – Barn & Stables Conversion

An impressive conversion of a listed property to form a single residential accommodation and the conversion of the stable block to a provide office accommodation.

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Works included demolition of the existing structures, underpinning of the foundations and timber frame stabilisation.

A complete new roof covering with rooflights was required along with the replacement of all external Weatherboarding.

Bespoke windows and doors were manufactured by a specialist local contractor.

Outstanding Carpentry and the use of many natural wood features produced a superlative finish.

Internal finishes to a superior specification throughout.

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Denham Mount – Summer Room

The project involved the construction of a single storey extension on this 200 year old Listed Building to create a rear Summer Dining Room and Link with works including:

  • Demolition & excavation works
  • Foundations
  • Brick & Block Walling
  • Portland Stone cills, copings
  • Timber and Steel Framing
  • Zinc sheet and other roofing finishes
  • Installation of windows, timber French doors
  • Installation of rainwater pipework and gutters
  • Installation of underfloor heating system
  • All electrical works
  • Decorating
  • All the above to a very high specification

Works were undertaken in strict adherence to the client’s specifications and within the guidelines of local conservation department.  In all works on ‘Period’ properties Fergal work in a careful and sympathetic manner ensuring a finish in keeping with the character and appearance of the property.

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Contract Value: £662,871

External Refurbishment of 17 No. Airey Houses

Considerate Constructors RegisteredThe external refurbishment of 17 Airey PRC houses with new structural frame, insulation, cladding, replacement roof coverings, windows and external doors and other ancillary works.

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Refurbishment works consisted of the removal of existing PCC external cladding panels, removal of existing blown fibre cavity insulation, installation of new structural timber frames between existing PRC posts and existing structural load transfer to new frames to include new insulation and new aggregate coated, glassfibre external cladding panels, new roof covering of concrete interlocking tiles, new PVCu double glazed window units and new rainwater goods, soffits, new front door canopies and new front doors and door screens renewed in timber or PVCu.

We were awarded the Considerate Constructors Certificate of Compliance Award for the project

A Pre-Contract meeting was held between the Client, CDM Co-ordinator and ourselves to agree a schedule of works. The Client wrote to both council and private tenants to explain what would be happening and give estimated timescales for the project. As Main Contractor we also wrote to, and visited, tenants to introduce ourselves and to deliver an information sheet listing their requirements for internal and external works.
The client also wrote to adjoining private owners to enquire if they would also be interested in cladding or roofing works.
Residents adjacent to a communal grass area were contacted by the council to advise that we would be using the grass area as a site compound.

We appointed a Tenant Liaison Officer who met with tenants on a regular basis to inform them of works schedules and discuss any issues or queries they had. Tenants and carers remained in situ throughout the duration of the works necessitating extremely careful programming of works to ensure minimum disruption.

Some elements of the work necessitated special arrangements to be made with tenants over access e.g. the removal of concrete mullions/columns passing through windows.

Prior to removal the first floor ceiling joists were propped using 2Nr. adjustable props from the first floor ceiling with spreader boards situated at ceiling level and floor level. Loadings were then transferred to the concrete ground floor using a similar system of 2 Nr. adjustable props complete with spreader boards situated at ceiling level and floor level. Blocking pieces were inserted between the steel floor joists to prevent crushing or distortion. Once propping was in place the existing PCC mullions could be removed using a disc cutter. The window openings were sheeted to prevent the ingress of dust into the dwelling and where practicable wet cutting methods were used to minimise dust. The ECO beam and support columns could then be fitted ensuring they were fully wedged and bolted prior to removal of the propping system.

During this stage of the works the Site Manager arranged for the tenants to vacate the area for their safety and comfort.

Running concurrently with this contract we had also been awarded a contract from Oxford City Homes for Kitchen & Bathroom Refurbishments. Certain properties required work under both contracts therefore requiring careful planning and scheduling. A number of properties required window mullions to be removed to kitchen windows and we therefore needed to carry out the kitchen works after the external works.

With numerous sub-contractors employed to carry out works one of our primary concerns was to agree programmes for their works so they could be incorporated into the master programme. We were, during the course of the works, engaged in regular site meetings with these contractors to monitor their performance and ensure that works commenced and finished on time.

The work carried out by contractors was subject to the same procedures as directly employed personnel as such our Site Manager was responsible for verifying quality on site as outlined in the procedures contained in our ISO9001:2008 quality manual. It was his responsibility to check their materials and workmanship against the specification and industry standards. This involved regular visual inspection of the works and we would not allow subsequent work to proceed until each stage was checked and verified. The contractors representative was notified of any non-conforming work and proposals including a time scale would be agreed regarding rectification

We worked very closely with MBE Consultants on the construction of the framework for the new cladding boards, the installation of which was a very complex procedure.

The sequence of operations was of paramount importance with the transfer of load from old to new framework being critical.

Part of the work involved recladding the external PCC plank facades. The PCC planks were to be removed and disposed off site. As part of our waste management plan we segregated the PCC planks and took them to our waste recycling plant where they were crushed and reused as hardcore.

When fixing the new self finished cladding boards we were able to able to make some savings. The boards came in standard 1.20x2.40 sizes and by paying careful attention to setting out, treating each storey independently and particularly ensuring we started with a full width board either side of a window, we were able to use many off-cuts above and below the windows which resulted in reducing waste boards to an absolute minimum.

Tenants were given the choice of door style and a choice of colour for the cladding.

Contract Value: £259,043

Mill Street, Wantage

To refurbish original shop unit and accommodation into 2 Shop Units and 2 One Bedroom Units.

Works included:

  • Internal refurbishments
  • Plastering and redecorating
  • Floor coverings laid
  • Supply and installation of new kitchen units
  • Supply and installation of new sanitary ware
  • Service connections to 2 shop units and 2 flats
  • Various plumbing and electrical works
  • Damp proof course
  • Timber treatment
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Sub-contractors were contracted for specialist elements of the work. Chosen from our list of ‘Approved Suppliers’ these companies were appointed because of their proximity to the works.

With numerous sub-contractors employed to carry out works one of our primary concerns was to agree programmes for their works so they could be incorporated into the master programme. We were, during the course of the works, engaged in regular site meetings with these contractors to monitor their performance and ensure that works commenced and finished on time.

The work carried out by contractors was subject to the same procedures as directly employed personnel as such our Site Manager was responsible for verifying quality on site as outlined in the procedures contained in our ISO9001:2008 quality manual. It was his responsibility to check their materials and workmanship against the specification and industry standards. This involved regular visual inspection of the works and we would not allow subsequent work to proceed until each stage was checked and verified. The contractor’s representative was notified of any non-conforming work and proposals including a time scale would be agreed regarding rectification.

In accordance with our Environmental Policy consideration was given to all purchases of materials or services. Thus all orders were placed with suppliers in close proximity to the works unless there were overwhelming economic reasons for sourcing elsewhere.

Contract Value: £284,62

John O’Gaunt Inn, Hungerford

Internal and External Refurbishment of a Listed Public House.

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The initial scope of works comprised the complete internal refurbishment of this Listed Public House together with various external works.

The main items of work involved the following :

  • Strip out of the commercial kitchen
  • Refurbishment of Pub WC Facilities
  • Re-decoration of Pub Lounge and Dining area
  • Replacement of rotten Bay Windows
  • Re-decoration/Refurbishment of all private living areas including new bathroom suite, new ceilings throughout, re-plastering of all walls, plumbing and electrical works.
  • External works
  • Replacement of Rainwater items
  • Repair works to boundary wall
  • Re-painting of external walls
  • Roof repairs – replacement of Tiles, & Leadwork

Having taken down the ceiling in a number of the first floor bedrooms it became evident that the roof space was in a bad state of repair. A Structural Engineer was commissioned to prepare a full report, the outcome of which was that new roof trusses were to be installed to make the structure safe. As a Listed Building a further Listed consent needed to be obtained before works could proceed .

A design was approved incorporating the installation of oak roofing members fitted alongside the original roof structure. 

Contract Value: £240,000

Holden Mews

Construction of a Mews property in Bridge Street, Witney

Timber frame construction with Atlas tumbled stone cladding and feature cast stone cills.

Contract Value: £486,369

Hillside Development, Maidenhead

Eco Homes comprising the demolition of 21 garages and the design and construction of 6No. 1 bedroom 2 person flats of traditional construction with associated external works and services.

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Generally the construction of the new flats comprised of brick and block cavity external walls with cavity insulation and low level dpc supported on traditional strip foundations. Double pitched roofs with timber trussed rafters covered with concrete tiles. Ground floor of precast concrete beam and block with screeded finish and incorporating a damp proof membrane and insulation. Upper floor of precast concrete beam and block with screeded finish and staircases of precast concrete. Partitions of concrete block and metal stud and plasterboard.

Windows and external doors of double glazed timber to Secured by Design standard. Internal doors of painted panelled type.

Gas fired central heating and electrical power and lighting to IEE Regulations. Gas, electricity, water and sewage mains and connections.

Parking areas of macadam paving and footpaths and paved areas in precast concrete paving and landscaping. Metal hooped-top railings to delineate area between car parking and footpath in accordance with Secured by Design
All constructed to the BREEAM Eco Standard of ‘Very Good’, with NHBC Build Mark Choice cover.

Contract Value: £520,509

Stoneleigh House - Radnage

Phase 1 – Groundworks and construction of a reinforced concrete basement for a large detached house for a prestigious Property Developer. 

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Phase 2 of the works comprised the construction of the Super-structure shell of the 5/6 bedroom house, a detached Garage and a Pool House.

A major, and most complex, element of the works was the construction of lightwells in the basement. Forming an opening in the basement walls required detailed designs from the Consulting Structural Engineers and close liaison with Andrews Eades the Chartered Surveyors. We were heavily reliant on the technical expertise of Sika UK regarding the waterproofing requirements for lightwell joints and also from the manufacturers of the sump/pimp.
All was passed as compliant by the Building Control Officer.

A number of Sub-contractors were used during the works providing specialist activities including Roofing, Scaffolding, Plumbing and Steel Reinforcement. With numerous sub-contractors employed to carry out works one of our primary concerns was to agree programmes for their works so they could be incorporated into the master programme. We were, during the course of the works, engaged in regular site meetings with these contractors to monitor their performance and ensure that works commenced and finished on time. As Principal Contractor on the project we were also required to cooperate and co-ordinate our works with those of trades employed directly by the client i.e. Plasterers, electricians and decorators. This was achieved by meticulous planning and regular site meetings with the client to review progress and amend the project programme where necessary.

The work carried out by contractors was subject to the same procedures as directly employed personnel as such our Site Manager was responsible for verifying quality on site as outlined in the procedures contained in our ISO9001:2008 quality manual. It was his responsibility to check their materials and workmanship against the specification and industry standards. This involved regular visual inspection of the works and we would not allow subsequent work to proceed until each stage was checked and verified.

RAMS from all sub-contractors were approved prior to their start on site and appended to our Construction Phase Health & Safety Plan.

Certain issues were highlighted during Site Inspections by our Health & Safety Advisors, BSG LTD. As with all such instances of ‘non-conformance’ our Managing Director was sent a copy of the report and he immediately notified the relevant Contracts Manager detailing the areas of concern. The issues were immediately rectified on site by the Site Manager/Contracts Manager and the Site Report returned to our MD for sign off.

There were several periods of inclement weather during the works putting us substantially behind programme.  Although an extension of time was agreed on each occasion we were able to allocate increased staffing levels to a number of tasks to minimise the effect of these works.

All works were carried out to the complete satisfaction of the client with all specifications complied with.  The client has now awarded us the contract to build another similar, although slightly larger, property again incorporating a basement, detached garage and a Pool House with underground tunnel connecting to the main house.

Contract Value: £897,468

Housing Development, Appleton Close, Didcot - "The Oval"

Considerate Constructors Registered SiteA housing development project for SOHA Housing involving the construction of 8 Timber Frame Dwellings with masonry cladding and tiled pitched roofs to include all groundworks, drainage and access roads.

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The design works were carried out by local Architects with construction to meet Level 3 Code for Sustainable Homes. Efforts were focused on a range of Sustainability, Environmental and Health & Wellbeing targets.

The site was registered with the Considerate Constructors Scheme achieving a rating of 31 out of 40.

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New Builds

Contract Value: £357,096

Replacement of Windows and Doors for SOHA Housing

A recent contract with SOHA Housing to the value of £357,096 was for the supply and fitting of new doors and windows to various properties throughout Oxon.  This was one of many such works carried out in and around occupied premises. 

We felt it imperative to ensure that customer satisfaction was met and that there was a clearly defined chain of communication between the customer, the management and the workforce.  The workforce were kept informed of customer changes throughout the Contract via memo by the Management.  Customer satisfaction was made a priority aim of all levels of the contract team.

The Company liaised with the Clients to ensure that the work to be undertaken was:

  • clearly defined and documented.
  • reviewed and adapted to the Client's requirements for a particular site.
  • compatible with the services being provided by other participants to the contract.
  • properly resourced.

The Directors delegated to the Quality Manager the necessary authority and responsibility to act as a focal point on all matters affecting quality within the Company.  The Quality Manager ensured that the systems in place to promote awareness of customer requirements were adhered to, implemented and maintained.  We determined the client’s requirements at tender stage and via progress meetings during the Contract and then planned the project so that we could work to prevent delays and enhance the smooth running of the project.

We communicated with the client via progress meetings, visits to Site by the clients, letter, and by telephone.  All communications with the client were recorded and placed in the contract file.

The Managing Director/Building Director handled enquiries and amendments by the client and notes were retained in the contract file.

A Tenant Liaison Officer was appointed as an intermediary, working and communicating with the client and the tenants in accordance with the standard tenants’ charter and client requirements.   Regular meetings were held with the client to monitor how we were performing and to ensure that tenants were satisfied with how the work was progressing.  We monitored all information received relating to customer perception as to whether we had met their requirements.  This was then discussed at Quality Objectives meetings between the Contracts Manager and the Building Director.

Letters were put through tenants’ doors explaining what the work would entail and identifying key dates for commencement of the works and a programme of works detailing when works would be carried out on individual properties.

At this stage we identified any specific problems or concerns that the individual clients had.

The Tenant Liaison Officer was on hand at all times to deal with any issues that came up.  Tenants were given the telephone number of the Tenant Liaison Officer who they could contact to discuss any complaints, defects or general queries.

Through constant open dialogue with the client/tenants we kept on top of any day to day issues and were able to resolve any problems or queries as they arose.

At the completion of the project a Customer Satisfaction Form was sent to the client and as testament to our professionalism and quality workmanship we have subsequently won several contracts for other works from this client.

Contract Value: £159,448

Longhome Lake Bank Works

The construction of four fishing jetties and one viewing platform, the dredging of the lake bed, construction of a coir and faggot wall, planting around the lake perimeter and planting trees and construction of footways.

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Contract Value: £74,000

European School

We were invited to complete three phases for this school.

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Works consisted of various refurbishment works to the school, internal and external, together with a full site drainage repair scheme.

Provision of ramps, replacement of external and internal doors, relining of cold store and replacement of chiller unit.

Removal of dry rot infected existing parquet floor, plasterwork, timber accessories, treat dry rot and replace flooring etc.

External redecoration of windows, doors and cladding panels.

Contract Value: £91,110

IT Suite Extension, Dunmore Infant School, Abingdon

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Construction of an extension to Dunmore Infant School, Abingdon. Works comprising of structural steelwork, brickwork, profiled steel roofing, plumbing and electrics. Fitting out for IT space, suspended ceiling and air conditioning.

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Shillingford Bridge - Principal Engineer - Oxfordshire County Council

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SOHA Housing

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Senior Bridge Engineer - Barry Dodman-Edwards

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Henbury Court Primary Academy

Contract Value: £38,204

Window Repairs and Replacements, Kelmscott Estate

Farmhouse and Outhouse at the Kelmscott Estate.

Works on this period property included the manufacture and installation of numerous windows including new leaded light windows to match existing.

Our refurbishment works needed to be undertaken in a careful and sympathetic manner ensuring a finish in keeping with the character and appearance of the property.

We recognise the paramount importance to retain, or improve upon, the aesthetics of the property whilst providing the benefits of latest building materials & techniques

Contract Value: £1,364,047

Refurbishment of 92 Dwellings, Aylesbury

Considerate Constructors RegisteredHousing refurbishment works at Mandeville Road Estate, Aylesbury.  Refurbishment works were carried out to 92 number “rationalised” type Council properties and associated roofing works etc. to 101 adjacent privately owned properties.

The properties comprised three and four bedroom houses and one bedroom flats

Works included:

  • Thermal insulation upgrade to external walls and roofs.
  • Replacement cladding to external walls
  • Replacement windows, roof-lights and external doors.
  • Replacement door canopies.
  • Replacement of eaves gutters, down-pipes, fascia detail including removal of asbestos gutter support and adjusting roof coverings at eaves.
  • Replacement of certain roof coverings to create a tile stock.
  • Replacement of flat roof coverings, fascias and associated works to ground floor extension to 4 bedroom houses, to communal bin-stores and lobbies to flats and some attached stores.
  • Replacement of roof to attached stores.
  • Work to communal bin-stores and lobbies to flats comprising replacement of asbestos ceilings and external gates, redecoration to communal bin-store doors and frames and timber screens.
  • Replacement of electrical installation.

Work in connection with heating and hot water installations comprising alteration works to previous hot air duct and removal of redundant asbestos cement flue pipes, relocation and renew cold water storage tanks, removing redundant asbestos cement cold water tanks and new roof space boarding.

Properties included those with aluminium horizontal boarding and others with plywood rendered panels.  These were removed and replaced with new insulation batts, plywood, tilting fillet, breather membrane and trim closures at junctions with windows, adjoining permarock and exposed bottom edges (where applicable).  New vertical tile hanging and battens, lead flashings below window cills, abutting window openings, brick reveals and permarock (where applicable), mastic sealant.  Overflow pipes were extended where necessary.

Contract Value: £107,460

Longcot & Fernham C of E Primary School

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The construction of a single storey extension together with alterations within the existing building to form a new staff room, kitchen, Head Teachers office, meeting room and ancillary space to suit the clients requirements. 

Works included:

  • Walls and ceilings repainted
  • Floor coverings laid – Marley Safetred sheet flooring in toilets, kitchen and corridors
  • Carpet laid in Staff room and Waiting area
  • Supply and installation of new kitchen units
  • Supply and installation of new sanitary ware
  • Redecoration of toilets and kitchens
  • Works to reception area
  • Various plumbing and electrical works.

Sub-contractors were contracted for specialist elements of the work. Chosen from our list of ‘Approved Suppliers’ these companies were appointed because of their proximity to the works.

With numerous sub-contractors employed to carry out works one of our primary concerns was to agree programmes for their works so they could be incorporated into the master programme. We were, during the course of the works, engaged in regular site meetings with these contractors to monitor their performance and ensure that works commenced and finished on time.

The work carried out by contractors was subject to the same procedures as directly employed personnel as such our Site Manager was responsible for verifying quality on site as outlined in the procedures contained in our ISO9001:2008 quality manual. It was his responsibility to check their materials and workmanship against the specification and industry standards. This involved regular visual inspection of the works and we would not allow subsequent work to proceed until each stage was checked and verified. The contractor’s representative was notified of any non-conforming work and proposals including a time scale would be agreed regarding rectification.

The contract was completed on time and with a saving on the tendered price.

In accordance with our Environmental Policy consideration was given to all purchases of materials or services. Thus all orders were placed with suppliers in close proximity to the works unless there were overwhelming economic reasons for sourcing elsewhere.

A three month defects inspection report was compiled by the Architects/Project Supervisor in October 2008. Our Site Manager returned to the school to verify all reported snags and defects. It was agreed that certain items on the report were not our responsibility. All other items were rectified immediately and to the client’s complete satisfaction.

At this stage we made an application for the fourth and final payment on the contract including the retention release.

Contract Value: £168,749

Henley Bridge, Oxfordshire

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The work involved stonework repairs to Henley Bridge, a Grade I listed structure five span arch bridge over the River Thames.

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Contract Value: £250,599

Riverbank Works at Queens Walk, Bedford

Removal of existing concrete slabs along river edge, and adjacent footway.

Installation of steel piling along bank edge, filling void behind new piling, provision of new concrete piling cap and the construction of a ‘Fibredec’  Footway. Dredging of river area in front of piles and associated riverbank repairs.

Contract Value: £358,039

Cumnor Hill Road Structural Maintenance Scheme

To stabilise an 80 LM embankment undermined by Badger Setts by structural piling (to below 4m) after badger’s had been excluded from the embankment 15m long 5 x 18 piles with R.C capping beam, traffic management footpath and road reconstruction.

Contract Value: £124,500

Tadpole Bridge Major Refurbishments, Oxfordshire

Considerate Constructors RegisteredFilling of a large scour hole immediately downstream of the bridge and carrying out riverbank repairs to the North East riverbank.

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Works included:

  • Diversion of Thames Towpath
  • Construction of hardstandings/Site access and Site compound.
  • Vegetation clearance/tree felling along North riverbank.
  • River bed sonar survey.
  • Granular fill to river bed scour hole.
  • Installation of bag mattress and fill with a sand/cement grout to form the new riverbed using divers.
  • Placing rock armour to the river bank
  • Placing fill material and topsoil to the top of the North bank and reinforcing it with a geotextile containing seeded topsoil.
Contract Value: £374,461

Tyle Mill Main Weir Refurbishment

The construction of a new concrete apron slab with integral walls, concrete walls upstream of existing weir.

The rebuilding of projecting ornate abutments.

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Sheet piling with cladding to the right bank protection upstream of the apron, sheet piling and rip rap bank protection to the left bank downstream of the weir and minor local repairs.

Contract Value: £897,468

Manor Farm, Litchborough

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SCOPE: The initial elements of the scheme comprised the construction of an estate road to serve a new housing development of 15 houses. The road was constructed up to and including bituminous binder course with temporary kerb and service ducts. Our works also included the construction of foul water drainage, a pumping station and associated valve chambers and rising main.
The main elements of works in this phase included:

  • Top soil strip and reduce level excavation to formation.
  • Construct granular capping layer on geotextile membrane.
  • Construct temporary kerbs on concrete bed and backing.
  • Construct granular sub -base.
  • Construct bituminous road base and binder courses.
  • Lay service ducts under road.
  • Construct foul water drainage.

The project went on to include elements of the housing substructure with works comprising:

  • Excavations for, and construction of footings
  • Construction of Block & Beam flooring
  • Drainage works
  • Installation of services
  • Construction of footpaths & patios
Contract Value: £607,814

127 Milton Park, Abingdon

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Foundation and drainage works including:

  • Construction of reinforced ground beams
  • Reduce level excavation
  • Installation of drainage
  • Construction of a site access road to create 3 separate 2 storey buildings, each split into separate tenancies about their staircase entrance.

 

Contract Value: £165,735

Breedon, Nr Tewkesbury

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Groundworks for the construction of a development of 28 Houses. Our works included the following:

  • Lay service ducts under road.
  • Construct foul water drainage between pumping station and demarcation manholes behind proposed footpaths.
  • Construct foul sewer rising main between pumping station and existing manhole in existing road.
  • Construct new foul sewer pumping station with P.C.C chamber rings and R.C cover slab.
  • Construct reinforced concrete valve chamber and flow meter chamber and concrete plinth for kiosk.
  • Build in pipework to pump station and valve chambers after installation by specialist sub-contractor (Pims Pumps Ltd).
Contract Value: £268,641

Underhill Circus, Barton

Oxford Preservation AwardsThe result of a partnership between Oxford City Council, Barton Community Association and the local community, this Project aimed to transform the area in front of the shops at Underhill Circus into a modern public space, incorporating a number of art projects and landscaping in the form of a stepped amphitheatre. The initiative has been successful in involving the community, resulting in a significant improvement to the public realm.

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Our works comprised of general site preparation. Construction of new Footways and specialist paving systems. Installation of ducting pipes to electricity supply and cabling to proposed lamp columns and LED’s. Supply and installation of new street furniture.
The block paving work was undertaken by our own workforce. Surfacing works were sub-contracted to Lambourn Surfacing. Resin bound surfacing incorporating the use of recycled ceramic blue glass was carried out by SureSet a nominated sub-contractor. Street furniture was supplied by Streetscene Ltd who had been nominated by the client.
The area of works covered 548 m2
This project won an Environmental Award for 2008 through the Oxford Preservation Trust.

Contract Value: £1,800,000

Kingsbury Square Refurbishment, Aylesbury

Located in Aylesbury’s Conservation Area, this landmark regeneration scheme was developed around a spectacular water clock mechanism.

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Refurbishment of this prestigious shopping precinct, which now has a distinct café culture, consisted of re-construction of carriageways and footways, intricate paving systems, drainage, kerbing, water features, street furniture, road signs, road marking and landscaping.

Yorkstone, Caithness and Carlow Blue Limestone Setts were laid in stretcher bond. A number of the Yorkstone paving slabs were engraved as part of the fountain design. A grid of holes were drilled through some of the setts to receive Micropaver LED units.

The total area of works covered 4,300 m2.

Contract Value: £424,000

Ladywell Fields - London Borough of Lewisham

This prestigious scheme was a “QUERCUS” Project which was an EU LIFE Environment funded ‘Demonstration’ Project that aimed to re-integrate neglected and under used river corridors into contemporary urban environments.

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The Contract included excavation of a secondary river channel, creation of earth mounds, installation of 3 new pedestrian footbridges, creation of new tarmac footpaths, installation of street furniture and soft landscape planting.

Contract Value: £326,669

Thames Valley Police HQ Kidlington - Car Park Works

The project was to construct a new car park and new kerbline along the existing access road.

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Additionally the works included; excavation of the existing lawn area, removal of the existing wearing course, localised repairs to the sub-base and installation of surface water drainage including gullies and a stormcell storage tank.

The scheme required the installation of a bypass separator, construction of a tarmacadam car parking area, formation of a raised footpath including associated speed bumps and new parking bay demarcation.

Drainage works included the replacement, re-lining and cleaning of the existing site drainage.

Contract Value: £37,911

Footpath and Roadworks - Oxford University Rugby Club

  • 62m × 2m Footpath construction with timber edgings
  • Self binding path gravel surfacing 100m × 2.6m P.C.C path edgings to road
  • Adpave plastic paviors
  • PVC ducting
  • ACO Drainage Channels and connection to existing manhole
  • Tarmac binder course and surfacing course
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Contract Value: £450,000

Yarnells Hill, Oxford

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Intricate block paving road for a scheme providing groundworks and sub-structure works for 4 new houses.

Contract Value: £132,495

National Cycle Network - Route 51

Construction of cycle network from Bedford Kings to Engineers Bridges, Bedford.

The cycle path measured 780m x 2.5m and was constructed using ‘Cellweb’, a Tree Root Protection System providing a flexible and permeable solution for protecting tree roots. The project also included the erection of lighting columns and associated works.

Contract Value: £1,030,000

Cressex Link Road, High Wycombe

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Construction of a New Link Road and the widening of the existing carriageway width to 9.5m. Works also included the construction of a new footway on the western side and a 3.6m Pedestrian/Cycle Pathway on the Eastern side. Traffic Re-signalling and pedestrian crossings were installed and 2 new bus lay-bys constructed. The project also included signing, lining, highway lighting, kerbing. drainage and ancillary works.

Contract Value: £92,657

A404 Queen Victoria Bridge, High Wycombe

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Replacement of the steel edge beams with reinforced concrete plinths. This required the reconstruction of the brickwork pilasters. The cast iron fascia plates were reconditioned and reused as a facing to the plinths.

The cast iron parapets were reconditioned and modified to allow fixing to the top of the new plinths. The part of the bridge supporting the western verge was strengthened with new steel beams and concrete infill placed under the existing bridge soffit.

Contract Value: £174,376

Bodicote Turn Flyover

Works include replacement of both parapets on a single 21.5m span simply supported road bridge.  Existing parapet plinth to be increased in width. Waterproofing and expansion joints to be replaced.  Repairs to strike damage on soffits.  Parapet replacement scheme

Contract Value: £348,124

Barns Road Bridge, Oxford

Strengthening and waterproofing scheme to main road bridge.

Contract Value: £93,039

Hildesheim Viaduct, Weston Super Mare

Hildesheim Bridges (North and South) comprise twinned five span post-tensioned, glued segmental box structures that carry the A370 over the Weston-Super-Mare Railway Loop. The bridges have an overall span of 155.1m and carry a dual carriageway with an overall width of 23.1m and a permanent speed restriction of 30mph.

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The eastern expansion joint, a Waboflex SR6.5A Reinforced Elastomeric (HA Type 5) required replacement with a suitable expansion joint of similar performance level either HA Type 5 or 6 installed with a secondary membrane.

Works included the implementation of a full road closure of the A370 Hildesheim Bridge and the setting up of an  alternative route  and the removal of the existing Waboflex Expansion Joint in sections and replacement with new.  The works were undertaken at night time between 21:00 hours and 06:00 hours.

Contract Value: £342,283

Marsh Lane Flyover, Oxford

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The bridge spanning the Oxford Ring Road, A40 Dual Carriageway, is the primary route to the John Radcliffe Hospital.

Traffic flows were maintained over and under the bridge whilst the edge beams and parapets were replaced, bridge deck waterproofed, and footways and carriageways reconstructed.

Contract Value: £131,635

Cookham Bridge

A project involving the replacement of timber fenders which protect pairs of cast iron columns at the main navigation channels of the Cookham Bridge over the Thames.

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Works involved the removal of decayed timber piles which were cut off below water level and their replacement with new timber piles.  This element of the work was undertaken by a four man dive team.  During the works a partial river closure was in force.

Contract Value: £147,396

Ford Bridge Reconstruction

The works comprised complete reconstruction of the existing reinforced concrete bridge deck with in-situ reinforced concrete. The existing bridge is approximately 90m long by 2.7m wide and consists of an in-situ reinforced concrete slab deck supported on concrete abutments. These works included waterproofing, kerbs, surfacing, metal bridge parapets/pedestrian railings. During the reconstruction works, a complete road closure with an approved diversion route was provided with traffic management to Chapter 8, minimum. Pedestrian movements also required management.

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The bridge is built over the River Misbourne and carries the MC14 High Street at its’ upstream end.

Further downstream, the bridge passes under a shopping parade/car park and service road.

Contract Value: £113,855

Carterton Foot Bridge, Refurbishments

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The scheme involves re-painting existing steel footbridge and applying waterproof slip resistant surfacing to the deck.

The main items of work were:-

  • Set up road closure and traffic diversion route - Set up temporary pedestrian crossing
  • Erection of temporary protective working scaffolding with shrink wrap cladding
  • Grit blasting metalwork to remove existing paint system - Apply 3 coat paint protective system
  • Apply resin based anti-slip waterproof system to deck - Replace all bolts to bolted joint
  • Minor welding works to cleats

The bridge was totally encased for the duration of the grit-blasting and painting stage of the works.

Contract Value: £389,929

Stonework Repairs to Shillingford Bridge

Considerate Constructors RegisteredThe project required stonework repairs to this Grade II Listed structure over the River Thames.  The works were concerned with the three river spans and involved the restoration of all three river arches, the balustrades above these spans and the south west wing wall.

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Contract Value: £52,929

Flash Lane Aqueduct Maintenance & Repairs

Considerate Constructors RegisteredWorks on this listed ancient monument comprised the repair and cleaning of the masonry on the bridge, cleaning and protective painting of the aqueduct, repair of the handrail and control of water penetration through the abutments.

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Contract Value: £229,705

Lulle Brook Bridge Strenghtening

Engineering Excellence Awards 2006

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The work comprised the demolition of the existing 36m long, 6m span bridge deck and replacement with a lightweight steel deck.

Refurbishment of the existing substructure above and below the waterline.

Other parts of the works included installation of new parapets, application of a paint protection system.

Expansion joints and bearing installation.

Contract Value: £289,665

Willen Lake Bridge Strengthening

The Project involved structural strengthening comprising CFRP reinforcement to the east and west piers of the Willen Lake Floodplain bridge. Works included strengthening of the verge slab and associated tie beams, replacement of the existing parapets, strengthening of the concrete upstand beams and replacement of the existing movement joints. General concrete repairs were undertaken with cementitious mortar and cathodic protection to the east and west piers.

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