Featured Case Studies
The newly-constructed £10 million Middlehaven Dock Bridge and link road has replaced a former swing footbridge. Located adjacent to Middlesbrough Football Club’s Riverside Stadium, the new road access is designed to help ease congestion on the A66 trunk route, as well as opening up around 25 hectares of development land in one of the region’s most important regeneration areas.
The system was required to be moved on a regular basis and this needed to be quick, easy and safe. The system also needed to be incredibly robust as the site was working seven days a week, 24 hours a day and an "out of service" condition would prove incredibly expensive.
The Wirral Dock Bridge is a steel truss opening bridge which was constructed around 1931. It forms a vital link in the Wirral road network, facilitating access to the port of Liverpool. As part of a major £7.5 million project, it needed to be dismantled and removed and replaced with new infrastructure.
VINCI Construction UK is in the process of building two new student accommodation blocks on the University of Bath’s main Claverton Down campus on the edge of the city.
MGA Cranes were commissioned by Foxhall Construction to lift a fully assembled drainage system into a car park in Tarporley, Cheshire, and lower and manoeuvre it into position. MGA Cranes supplied a crane to help lift the drainage system, but other specialist lifting equipment was needed to ensure that it was safely attached and that the lift was completed safely without any damage to the expensive drainage system.
The FLG Service Centre in Glasgow assisted Amey Highways to help solve a problem associated with lifting heavy kerbs from the back of small trucks. Previously, kerbs were lifted with a small crane and manually handled into position, but Amey Highways were seeking an alternative which would both enhance Health and Safety for operatives and improve productivity.
Wates site engineers outlined to FLG Services that there were two void spaces across the floor, one either side of the main opening used for loading and unloading, which meant that no heavy equipment could be placed in those areas.
FLG Services was asked to assist in the design, fabrication, installation and ultimate dismantling of a Travelling Access System (TAPS) which was to be located at the top of the HSBC building in Canary Wharf, London, E14.