SES’ North West branch has secured a number of bridge repair projects in Runcorn as part of the area’s road network restructuring.
The team at SES’ branch in the North West of England presented a viable and cost-effective solution at tender stage to R. Betts Construction, a reinforced concrete and precast installation specialist company. As a result of our pre-construction concept, SES was contracted to design, supply and build various scaffold schemes.
Innovative, industry leading scaffolding system
These schemes required a significant amount of scaffold combining the innovative and industry leading Plettac Metrix system, a tube and fitting system, and complemented with aluminium beams.
The SES solution was to design and build a multi-purpose, 100m long free-standing buttress scaffold to a height of 14m to access the bridge. This structure included staircase access and a high level outbound cantilever section. As part of the design solution, SES erected a fully encapsulated scaffold on the viaduct above for the hydro demolition works. The scaffold will later be adapted to form a new string course and parapet.
A complex scheme, seamlessly delivered
While this was a complex scheme, notwithstanding the additional Covid-19 precautions, it was executed seamlessly. SES’ scaffolders embraced the situation a professional manner in order to meet the client’s program. Jason Milner from SES North West summed up the project well: “It’s always rewarding to see your original concept being brought to fruition on site.”