Civil Engineering Contract for a New Road Construction Essex

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Herts & Essex Civil Engineering Contractor Engaged by RSBP for New Access Road Construction at Wallasea Island Essex.

We were delighted to be asked to project manage and build a new road with coach drop off point for the RSPB in Essex. The RSPB site was at Wallasea Island in Essex. This huge new bird nature reserve is being built from the spoil arising from the Crossrail project in London, with over 1 million tonnes received to date. We were engaged to as a civil engineering contractor to construct the new access road into the nature reserve in Essex.

The Essex based civil engineering package consisted of:

All setting out of the new road construction was carried out by ourselves. The excavators loaded the waste spoils from the new road construction straight into awaiting 8 wheel tipping lorries. Before the type 1 material was laid and compacted a layer of geotextile membrane was placed over the formation level for the new road construction.

On completion of excavation and compaction a combination of flexible and rigid road forms were place to the correct line and level to form the new road. A layer of 1200 gauge polythene was put in-situ before the concrete is laid.

Sheets of A252 mesh will be placed inside the road forms on 135mm wire hystool spacers over the top of the 1200 gauge damp proof membrane. The mesh will be overlapped by a minimum of 300mm and all mesh will be fixed using tying wire. The required dowel bars for the contraction joints will be placed and de bonding grease applied. The concrete forming the new road surface received a wire brush finish when completed. The necessary signage and road markings were then applied.

This civil engineering works package was finished on time and to budget with the RSPB happy to provide references for the quality of the civil engineering works.

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