Structural Steelwork solutions provided through Britcon Engineering Services are innovative structures designed, fabricated and erected combining the unique properties of steel combined with the added value of a design service focused upon achievement of best value.
From initial feasibility utilizing value engineering protocols, through the design processes including connections and interface with your project requirements, our dedicated engineering team ensures our approach will meet your project objectives through effective design, fabrication and erection utilizing a safe and sustainable approach.
Senior management ensures your requirements in respect of time, cost and quality are achieved.
Britcon Engineering services are passionate about meeting both the current and future needs of our customers. As your structural steelwork partner we will take your ideas from feasibility to completion making your business needs our first priority. Our definition of a successful project is where everyone wins, where expectations are exceeded and where completion is achieved on time, within budget and to your complete satisfaction
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Britcon have recently completed the construction of a design and build footbridge and cycleway complete with upgraded infrastructure crossing the A10 dual carriageway in Cheshunt, Hertfordshire. The construction has provided an additional crossing point from the east to the west sides of the busy A10 dual carriageway, which is one of the main arterial routes linking London with Cambridge. Specifically, it has linked the areas of Cheshunt and Waltham Cross to the east to the new St. Mary's High School to the west, being part of a Sustrans route providing an invaluable safe link for hundreds of school children on a daily basis.
The project consisted specifically of a 35m span, 3.5m wide bridge crossing the A10 dual carriageway in Cheshunt, Hertfordshire. At either side of the bridge, structural steel ramps totalling 200 m in length and weighing approximately 140 tonnes in total were fabricated and installed. This provided a Sustrans route as a footbridge and cycleway linking Cheshunt and Waltham Cross to the east with St. Mary's High School and the remainder of Cheshunt to the west. To the west, an additional 750 m of footway and bridleway, together with a bridge over the New River, were also installed as an additional contract which was won on the basis of our record and delivery of the initial project.
In addition to the main structure as detailed above, we also installed a 70m long, reinforced concrete structure to the east ramp linking the routes to the east back to that of the A10. This structure was finished with tarmacadam and brick clad to improve the aesthetics when viewed from the other side of the brook on Theobald's Lane.
Linking both structures to various existing footways were new ground bearing footways and cycleways totalling approximately 200m in length, together with improvements to various existing footways and crossings.
The construction of permanent concrete slab works and stoned maintenance areas have aided the overall appearance of the bridge and its surroundings, as well as enhancing the access for the resident farmer and any future maintenence crews who need to service the site.
400m of new fencing and gates have also been erected, both around the perimeter of the works as well as in the central reserve of the A10 itself, providing a secure environment in and around the bridge as well as preventing the general public risking life and limb by trying cross the A10 at a non designated crossing point.
The A10 has benefited also by the installation of 150m of new vehicle restraint system, protecting the new bridge piers as well as the improvements of the existing barrier system within parts of the site boundary.
The whole scheme has been illuminated with the introduction of lighting columns along its length, these vary between 5 and 10m in height to provide a constant luminance whilst crossing the bridge and ramps. Some of the adjacent lighting along the A10 has also been upgraded.
The areas which remain free from concrete, stone or steel have been landscaped to provide a natural rural habitat for wildlife, softening and improving the aesthetics of the bridge as a whole.
A new footbridge over Harrogate's railway line has been provided at Dragon Junction in a Partnership between North Yorkshire County Council, Network Rail and Harrogate Borough Council.
This new footbridge is fully accessible for pedestrians, wheelchairs, pushchairs and cyclists. It links Harrogate Borough Council's cycle route from Bilton to the town centre and provides easier access to Granby High School from Bilton.
The existing bridge was difficult to use because there were steps at both ends.
The footbridge has been designed in consultation with the three partners and was constructed by Britcon Engineering Services for C Spencer of Barrow upon Humber in Lincolnshire.
This contract involved the replacement of two existing timber staircases with steel ones and the reconstruction of the footbridge.
The main works had to be carried out during a 54 hour blockade commencing at midnight on Christmas eve.
Britcon were also responsible for the civil and building works including access scaffold required during the blockade. This project required very careful preparation and forward planning with Murphy and our subcontractors and the assembly of a dedicated team prepared to work continuous shifts over the Christmas period in very difficult circumstances.
The main lifts were carried out using a 500 tonne crane stood on the road above the station. The new staircases were trial erected in our yard, sheeted and delivered to site in modular sections to reduce time on site.
Our work was completed with a few hours to spare and the station was back in use as planned.
Merseytravel and Network Rail invited tenders for the reconstruction of the station, including new footbridges and lifts. The new station building and facilities, designed by SBS Architects of Manchester were rebuilt at a total cost of £6m, just a few yards from the site of the 1960s built station building. Britcon Engineering were pleased to assist C Spencer, Network Rails Principal Contractor with the Structural Steelwork requirements for this high profile project.
The new footbridge was lifted into place in the early hours of 22 January 2007. Construction work was completed in the summer, with the new waiting rooms and footbridge opened to passengers on 19 September.
Our involvement comprised a new station building, a new pedestrian overbridge, 2 lifts, one to each platform from the new pedestrian overbridge and 2 flights of steps, one to each platform from the pedestrian overbridge.
The construction works comprised the demolition of existing garages and plant rooms including asbestos removal. This was followed by significant ground works incorporating concrete piling and associated reinforced concrete infrastructure. The storage building comprised the erection of a high bay single skin steel clad 1546m2 steel portal framed building to including 100t over head crane and associated electrical works.
Externally ground works included storm water drainage, road access and turning head, reinforced concrete hardstandings and associated works.
Britcon were involved from the very start of the project and in close liaison with the project architects and engineers to ensure interfaces with complex M&E plant and processes were achieved. On site installation was carried out be Britcon Engineering's own teams of steel erectors and subsequently received an award from the main contractor in recognition of being part of 500,000 hours worked on site accident free.