Bridge Civil Engineering Ltd

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Bridge Civil Engineering Ltd

June 6, 2024|Fleet Services

Bridge Civil Engineering Ltd

Client: Bridge Civil Engineering Ltd

Location: Westonzoyland, Somerset

At Towens, we’re proud to say that we recently had the pleasure of working with Bridge Civil Engineering Ltd on a very exciting project to create a piling mat for a future National Grid Sub Station to be built on.

The piling mat is a crucial part of construction projects, often laying the foundations for a successful job.

Piling mats are temporary platforms built on construction sites, like this one near Westonzoyland in Somerset, specifically to support piling rigs. These rigs are huge pieces of machinery used to drill the holes for foundations to be laid.

The mat ensures these machines have a stable base for the rig – hence its importance in aiding Bridge Civil Engineering LTD at the beginning of their task to build a National Grid substation, eventually providing local Somerset homes and businesses with power.

What We Did

Dug to the formation level

After assessing the site and measuring accordingly, the first step was to dig down to the formation level. This level marked the point where the digging stopped and the construction work began. Excess soil and material had to be dug up to reach this point, amounting to over 4,000 tonnes!

Removed the excavated material (4,000 tonnes!) from the site

Once the material had been dug up from the site, it was our duty to remove the 4,000 tonnes to ensure the rest of the operation could flow appropriately. To do this, we called upon our fleet of lorries and tippers, making the process as seamless as possible.

Utilised 3,500m2 of Geogrid

Geogrids have an incredibly strong interlocking structure, which we use to help reinforce the piling mat, distributing the weight of the piling rig more evenly across the mat. The 3,500m2 of Geogrid used was placed between layers of our material.

Imported 2,000 tonnes of Quarry Aggregate

We used quarry aggregate as the main piling mat material, over 2,000 tonnes of it. Made of crushed rock and gravel, quarry aggregate particles interlock effectively, which creates a solid base to ensure the heavy piling rig is secure. It’s also good for draining, allowing water to pass through easily.

Used 2,000 tonnes of Towens Wash Plant Recycled Aggregate

At Towens, we’re incredibly conscious about reducing our carbon footprint and environmental impact on every project we complete. That’s why we used our wash plant recycled aggregate here, created in-house from the waste we have processed in our facility. It’s also incredibly strong, acting as a great base for the National Grid Sub Station.

What They Say

Bridge Civil Engineering fed back on their satisfaction at the earthworks achieved by Towens ahead of the construction of the National Grid’s new substation in Westonzoyland.

“I wanted to thank Towens for their efforts and professionalism with the earthworks package over at Dunwear Road, Westonzoyland.

“Prior to these works, we have used Towens primarily as a haulier, not as a subcontractor of ours.  I can honestly say myself and the guys on site delivering the works had nothing but positive things to say.  Finally, when it came to the finances, there were ‘extras’ and variations for discussion/agreement, which we managed to resolve in an amicable and timely fashion.

“Hopefully this is the start of a continuing good relationship between us (Bridge Civil’s) and Towens.”

 

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Location: St Swithins Park, Blackhorse Hill, Almondsbury, Bristol, BS10 7TP

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This is Gravity

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December 13, 2022|Recycling

This is Gravity

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Gravity has been preparing its site near Bridgwater for development and as a part of that it extracted large quantities of underground cables. Gravity recognised that the treatment of the cable would produce both the potential opportunity for the recovery of precious metals in the cables but also a risk around the disposal of the hazardous elements.

Towens was able to develop a solution with Gravity that enabled the cables to be safely stripped on site, with local labour, using specialist equipment. The copper, lead and steel were separated and the hazardous tar paper isolated and disposed of. This approach maximised the quantity of metal recycled and met This is Gravity’s objective to make a difference socially, economically and environmentally

 

Burnham and Berrow Golf Club

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Burnham and Berrow Golf Club

December 13, 2022|

Burnham and Berrow Golf Club

Client: Burnham and Berrow Golf Club

Enhancements to the 12th hole

Towens supported the golf club in its applications for planning and waste recovery permissions allowing for the importation of non-hazardous soil to reprofile the existing fairway and formation of a new dune.

Burnham and Berrow golf course is a top rated links course situated within Berrow Dunes SSSI. There was a requirement from the club to make substantial improvements to the 12th hole. The club employed international golf course achitects Mackenzie & Ebert to design the improvements to the hole. Towens worked closely with the club in obtaining planning permission and the required environmental permits.

We managed the project, performing the works with the course staying open the whole time. The native organic plant species and sand were set aside for reinstatement after the clean naturally occurring soils were imported to create the specified dune shapes which were then stabilised with Marram grass plugs.

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Location: Albert Road, Bristol, BS2 0XS

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Bristol Waste Company site improvements