Case Studies

Case study 17: Accrington Cemetery
The construction of this link road has helped to link both existing and proposed burial areas. The project required the site to be stripped, stoned to levels, with kerbing and drainage laid with a final finish of tarmac surfacing all carried out within a very sensitive environment.

Case study 16: Whalley Moor Woodland
This project linked 3 different areas with woodland paths to a central woodland activities area. This required a great deal of imagination to work all the pathways between the trees to a central point which then opened up to create a safe activity area consisting of slides, rope activities, swings and see saws.

Case study 15: Crosby Marine Lake Pipeline, Merseyside
The construction of a new pressured pipeline between the marine lake and the Irish Sea was constructed to pump salt water into the marine lake to allow the natural control of algae, this required some large machinery to firstly go through the existing sea defences, consisting of 8 ton rocks, construct an insitu concrete headwall, all within the natural constraints of the tidal shifts.

Case study 14: Broadway Link Road
This extension road in Manchester has linked up Eccles and Salford Quays in particular the new Media CityUK. We carried out the construction of kerbed areas such as traffic islands and main road sections. For lighting we laid various ducting within the pedestrian areas which we then prepared ready for tarmac surfacing along with carrying out block paving and flagging work. We also completed the construction of gabion basket retaining walls.

Case study 13: Dale Street & Fern Street, Bacup
This regeneration project transferred a muddy pedestrian area with unsafe inclines into a usable walkway for the local residents. The works included the construction of steps and retaining walls with surfaces finished with flags and block pavers.

Case study 12: Padiham Health Centre
This extension and refurbishment helped revive the local health centre with works consisting of new foundations, floor slab, drainage work, with block paving, flagging and turf to complete the surrounding areas. As part of the contract, we also extended the car park creating a number of new spaces to accommodate the larger premises.

Case study 11: St James Primary School, Blackburn
The schools exterior has been transformed with the replacement fencing, the original rusty bow top was removed and replaced with a new 2.4m high green security fence with matching pedestrian and vehicular gates. Also the schools playgrounds has had a new lease of life with new land drainage protecting it from heavy rainfall.

Case study 10: Fern Gore Lodges, Accrington
Originally an area that was more of a danger to the local community rather than a place to enjoy. We were able to transform these old disused lodges into new fishing areas with dipping platforms, a network of pedestrian footways with seating areas and new security fencing to control potential vandalism.

Case study 9: 'The View' Community Area, Bacup
This community space with all its trip hazards and dangerous seating was in need of a revamp, we cleared the site, repaired stone walls, created access suitable for all ages and abilities, constructed planting and seating areas with a finished resin bound surface designed by the pupils of a local primary school.

Case study 8: Rhyddings Park, Oswaldtwistle
This was an unused tree congested part of the park that we transformed in to a modern children’s play area. The area was cleared of a number of trees with areas formed to create pathways and soft surfaced play areas with a bell climber, hill slide, play nets and talking tubes for the children’s entertainment.

Case study 7: Lowerfold Park Play Area, Great Harwood
This was a run down play ground in a very popular park which we turned into a modern useable play area. We initially reduced the levels and constructed a new path with a stone retaining wall. We then installed playground equipment and soft play surfacing, the landscaping consisted of sensory planting and stone boulders.

Case study 6: Clitheroe Castle Activity Area
This project was the construction of a new activity area and was part of a £3.2 million regeneration scheme. Initial works consisted of a reduce level dig and building of a new stone wall within the parameters of the projects archaeologist. We constructed benches, planting areas and a performance stage using recycled plastic. Playground equipment was then installed with finished surfaces of stone flags, resin-bound, and soft play. The project had very tight time constraints which were surpassed and completed within the client’s budget.

Case study 5: Chapels Park, Lower Darwen
This industrial unit was initially green land, we then carried out a bulk muck shift, and constructed the strip foundations ready for brickwork. The reinforced concrete slab was constructed with a power floated finish. We then constucted the drainage system including manholes, aco channels and a connection into the main sewer within the public highway. The externals were then stoned up to levels and tarmac surfaced with line markings.

Case study 4: Bootway, Burnley
This was a regeneration project of a pedestrian area of Burnley town centre. Initially the works consisted of breaking out existing flagged areas ready for new flags to be laid in there place. However before this was to take place all the drainage within this area was re-laid and tested, also new lighting to the street was required so new ducting was laid and lamp posts erected. The area was then prepared and the new flags were laid. The project was completed on time and within tight budget constraints.

Case study 3: The Wainwright Bridge, Blackburn
This project was part of a large new link road through Blackburn. We carried out the construction of kerbed areas such as traffic islands and main road sections. To light this area we laid various ducting within the pedestrian areas which we then prepared ready for tarmac surfacing. We also constructed bridge deck drainage using an envirodeck system.

Case study 2: Jaucourt Street, Accrington
This was a regeneration project of a street which had no pedestrian area close to a primary school. The project required the construction of new pedestrian areas including concrete path edgings and finished with tarmac surfacing. The road construction included new drainage, kerbs and the surface was finished with a limestone dusting. Landscaped areas consisted of turfed mounds and tree planting. The project was completed on time and within tight budget constraints.

Case study 1: Manor House, Chatburn
This was an extension to a large private nursing home. Our package consisted of a bulk muck shift through slate and rock to construct foundations and a concrete floor slab for a basement which then carried three additional floors. We completed the drainage installation to the new extension which required a pumping system to be fitted. The externals package included constructing the car park with kerbing and aco channel drainage to relieve the car park of surface water. We constructed flagged patio areas and also created landscaped areas.


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