This resulted in protected areas being fenced off using Heras fencing.
Working near existing live services, including 11kv and 33kv high voltage overhead cables and high-pressure gas mains, was another one of the challenges we faced on this job. A bulldozer was used to remove materials beneath the overhead cables and height restrictions were placed on all plant used.
We incorporated this into our programme of works by utilising a gateman during working hours and wi-fi guard units outside of working hours.
All visitors were required to sign in and out of the site with no exceptions. We also made sure a management team member was on call 24-hours a day to liaise with security, if necessary.
Trees were to be planted in the open space areas and along the soft verges of the road. Scrub planting and amenity grass-seeding also needed to take place while considering the area’s protected ecology. This put time constraints on the work as these needed to be planted at a specific time.
Interface with pedestrians and pedestrian routes, including diversions in agreement with the Local Authority, was needed.
Local residential access needed to be maintained and was enabled by the use of letter drops and advanced notes informing those who may be affected of the works and progress.