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Project of the Year (subcontract up to £1m) – Finalists

These contracts under £1m nevertheless take in major projects including Crossrail, the New Wear Crossing and Southampton University’s state-of-the-art cancer centre.

Specialists Awards 2018 Project up to 1 Bridgman and Bridgman

Specialists Awards 2018 Project up to 1 Bridgman and Bridgman

Bridgman & Bridgman – Bransholme Pumping Station Green Roof

Bridgman & Bridgman installed what is said to be the UK’s first fully removable green roof as part of a floodwater pumping station in Hull that protects 17,000 homes.

The team poured more than 50 tonnes of substrate and positioned 200 sections of vegetation – all while working at a 30-degree angle from ladders and fall arrest harnesses. Bridgman appeased local residents through regular communication as well as reducing disruption with just-in-time deliveries, and successfully delivered the project a day ahead of schedule.

Chris Sedgeman Scaffolding – Great Western Railway Long Rock Depot

Chris Sedgeman was brought in to provide a scaffold that could be used inside GWR’s rail depot to allow the removal of asbestos, roofing and services from the existing building. The firm called on its experience of using mobile temporary roof scaffolds to deploy them inside a building, allowing trains to move beneath the scaffold.

The scaffolding specialist had to deal with the challenges of a coninually live site, working closely with the client GWR and main contractor Spencer to keep the depot operational. Spencer praised Chris Sedgeman’s operatives for their approach to health and safety, with the project continuing the firm’s record of no RIDDORs in the past three years.

Chris Sedgeman Kresen Kernow 7

Chris Sedgeman Kresen Kernow 7

Chris Sedgeman Scaffolding – Kersen Kernow 

Work to transform an old brewery into a public archive saw Cornwall Council draft in Chris Sedgeman in place of its original scaffolder.

The buildings were unstable and had already had scaffolding installed by the previous firm, which had to be removed without unsettling the structures further.

Chris Sedgeman has liaised extensively with all stakeholders to guarantee safe delivery of the project, and has also used the opportunity of an extremely complex job to help train employees working towards NVQ 3.

FVB New Wear Crossing 2

FVB New Wear Crossing 2

The £117.6m New Wear Crossing saw Interlink devise complex tube and fitting access scaffolds for contractors Farrans and Victor Buyck Steel Construction.

The scaffold package for the 100 m bridge pylons represented a huge challenge. To simplify installation and reduce safety risks, Interlink used a small window of the programme to erect the scaffold at 90 degrees while the pylon was still horizontal, allowing work to be carried out more quickly and safely compared with working 90 m in the air.

The company’s execution of its work drew warm praise from both VB and Sunderland City Council.

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Specialists Awards 2018 Project up to 1 Modern Access

Specialists Awards 2018 Project up to 1 Modern Access

Modern Access – University of Southampton’s Centre for Cancer Immunology

The £25m cancer centre at University Hospital Southampton is described as the first of its kind in the UK and will cover 4,000 sq m upon completion this spring.

Modern Access used more than 80 different system scaffold components as part of its package, and had to accommodate strict control measures on a tight site surrounded by live hospital facilities.

The company produced exhaustive assessments for every detail of the project, working collaborative with main contractor Kier to ensure a tightly controlled programme and site.

Specialists Awards 2018 Project up to 1 Rhodar

Specialists Awards 2018 Project up to 1 Rhodar

Rhodar – Penzance Rail Depot pilot project

Great Western Railways appointed Rhodar to safely remove asbestos materials from one of its train sheds, with maintenance work to engines and carriages continuing throughout the project.

Despite a number of extra challenges cropping up during the scheme, Rhodar demonstrated clear collaboration and was able to complete its work on time and within the client’s budget.

The degree of innovation and high-level skill used on its work has led Rhodar, alongside GWR and its main contractor, to adapt the new working methods for wider use across the rail and industrial sectors.

Timber structure of the roof for Elizabeth line Abbey Wood station

Timber structure of the roof for Elizabeth line Abbey Wood station

Wiehag – Abbey Wood Crossrail station

Timber specialist Wiehag designed, manufactured and installed a double-curved ‘free-form’ roof over Crossrail’s transformed Abbey Wood station.

Using timber for large train station roofs is unusual in the UK, and the project’s design complexity was compounded by challenging logistics. The company had to accommodate working on a live station in an urban setting, as well as carrying out work during possession in several instances.

Wiehag engaged with main contractor Balfour Beatty and the client early on in the programme to refine the design, and its efforts helped ensure work was completed on time and under budget.


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