Construction, Progress Photos: Cumbria

Eric Wright Civil Engineering for Cumbria County Council & Mott MacDonald

In December 2015, large parts of the Lake District were badly damaged by flooding, as Storm Desmond followed a succession of other downpours to dump unprecedented volumes of rain into Cumbria’s becks, streams and rivers. Many towns and villages were inundated as centuries-old watercourses burst their banks – releasing floodwaters that did extensive damage to homes and businesses alike. Continue reading “Construction, Progress Photos: Cumbria”

Construction, Progress Photos: Cheshire

Urban Regen

Winnington is a residential district of Northwich in Cheshire and is perhaps most notable for having been the home of the Brunner Mond chemical works, which was established there in 1874. The facility was set up to produce soda ash (sodium carbonate), which is used in the food industry, as well as in the manufacture of glass, paper and detergents, and in the chemicals industry more generally. Continue reading “Construction, Progress Photos: Cheshire”

Progress Photos: Jackson’s Edge, Cheshire

JN Bentley for United Utilities

Jackson’s Edge Reservoir is a large underground storage tank that supplies water to over 40,000 customers in the Disley area of Cheshire. Originally built more than a century ago, it was recently replaced by United Utilities as part of a £15 million renewal scheme aimed at safeguarding and improving local water supplies. Continue reading “Progress Photos: Jackson’s Edge, Cheshire”

Aerial Survey of the Coupland Buildings

University of Manchester

The University of Manchester owns and manages many historic listed buildings and these include a notable collection on Coupland Street, where SUAVE was recently asked to conduct an extensive roof survey. Coupland 3, for example, was built in 1891 as part of the School of Medicine and, today, it’s a striking structure of brickwork, decorative masonry and spires. Continue reading “Aerial Survey of the Coupland Buildings”

iPort Doncaster UK

Buckingham Group Contracting

Managed by Verdion – a leading development company – iPort Doncaster is a major construction project that will create an important new logistics hub in the heart of South Yorkshire. It is situated on a 136 hectare (337 acre) site and, when complete, will boast up to 55 hectares (6 million sq ft) of warehouse space. It will also incorporate a 14 hectare (35 acre) strategic rail freight terminal and could create as many as 5,000 new jobs within the region. Continue reading “iPort Doncaster UK”

A57 Road Improvement Scheme, Salford

Buckingham Group Contracting & Hochtief UK Construction

At the end of 2012, the Hochtief Buckingham joint venture won a £30 million contract to improve the A57 in Salford, which links to Trafford and is due for completion in the summer of 2014. In March 2013, the contractors asked SUAVE to provide monthly aerial photographic records of progress on the site, which will see the construction of a dual carriageway and other improvements including a new 38 metre lifting bridge spanning the Manchester Ship Canal. Continue reading “A57 Road Improvement Scheme, Salford”