Cardigan High Street Remedial Works
Client: Ceredigion County Council through tender
Contract Value: £110k
We were successful in winning the tender for highway improvement works in the heart of Cardigan town. The scheme was necessary due to the existing road construction failing in several areas.
The location of the works being in the main high street meant there were many stakeholders, all of whom were affected by the works in some description. This included: business owners, residents, town council, road users to name a few. This made the project particularly challenging, and our project programme was perhaps the key project document we had to adhere to.
The works involved excavation of the existing carriageway, to a depth of 1m in places, and the re-construction of the road and footways. Being a main street, there were a significant amount of mains services we had to work around, some of which were very fragile. A road closure was required for the duration of the works, and managing pedestrians in close proximity to our works in a bust town centre was a main feature of the project.
Can I convey our thanks to the men on site who carried out the works... they worked well and hard to achieve a very high standard of workmanship within a challenging location and timescale.
Project Manager’s Representative
St Davids Centre Footway Enhancement
St Davids, Pembrokeshire
Client: Pembrokeshire County Council through framework agreement tender
Contract Value: £45k
Scope of works was to upgrade footways in historic city of St Davids which included undertaking different types of footway construction- pre-cast paving, tactile paving crossings, concrete and tarmac.
Associated works included re-aligning kerbs and small areas of road construction/road markings which were necessary to accommodate the improved footpath widths. Traffic islands were required to be installed to aid traffic flows through a busy one way system with the installation of illuminated bollards.
In addition, street lighting, road signage and surface water drainage were all completed as part of the scheme. The works were undertaken in tourist location so traffic and pedestrian management were important factors to manage.
The scheme required working to a strict programme imposed by town council to complete by particularly busy Easter break.
Due to works being undertaken in an important tourist location for Pembrokeshire, local councillors were among key stakeholders and their demands met at all times.
Local residents and business owners were particularly concerned regarding the impact the works would have on their livelihoods so our programme of works had to considered so as to cause as little impact as possible as a result local residents and business owners were complimentary about the way works were completed and managed so as to cause the least possible impact to them.
The works were carried out with minimal disruption, on time, on budget and to the usual high standard of workmanship that we associate with Evan Pritchard Contractors Ltd.
Project Engineer; RE: Cross Square, St Davids
Bridge Street Enhancement
Client: Pembrokeshire County Council
Contract Value: £400k
This scheme was undertaken as a show piece within the Haverfordwest overall master plan for future development and improvement of the urban landscape for Pembrokeshire County Council through the contractor’s framework agreement.
The scheme was a complicated and difficult scheme on all fronts due to the requirement to ensure that un-interrupted access was maintained for the businesses both during opening hours and during delivery periods. This was ensured by a constantly monitored and ever changing barrier and walkway system being used which considering the circumstances worked very well for the project duration.
Further complications with this scheme included a very tight and limited access way for material deliveries to the works areas, the maintaining of a safe working environment for both our work force and the public in particular during periods of stone cutting and finally the building of setting of the materials was a constant challenge due to the difficult levels needed to be tied into.
The scheme required the designing and co-ordinating of many different paving elements and required some very skilled and intricate laying form the on-site working team.
The works have received high praise from the engineers managing scheme but also and more importantly the shop owners running their businesses on the street which were very understanding and a pleasure to co-ordinate with during the works.
Fishguard High Street Improvement
Client: Tarmac National Contracting
Contract Value: £80k
This scheme was undertaken for Tarmac National Contracting on the trunk road running through Fishguard, the scheme was to improve the footways, drainage and road ways through Fishguard High Street.
The scheme was of particular interest as the road way was not to be closed at any time due to a very large diversion, this presented extremely difficult site conditions due to the narrowness of the road way through the works.
The scheme was undertaken in small sections through the use of two traffic lights which were manually controlled at all times during the day to ensure free flow of traffic through the works.
The works elements included footway construction both paved and concrete, drainage improvements and finally road surfacing and cover adjustments.
The scheme was a success and undertaken within programme and under budget even despite the extremely difficult working conditions on site.
St Thomas’s Green Regeneration
Client: Pembrokeshire County Council
Contract Value: £500k
The works for this scheme were undertaken for Pembrokeshire County Council in conjunction with the re-development of the leisure centre within Haverfordwest town centre. This meant that co-ordination and compromised working situations had to be integral to the success of the scheme.
The town centre nature of the works meant that it was challenging from a safety perspective ensuring that all members of the public were sufficiently catered for during all work activities and in particular during periods when the site as un-occupied.
The work scope was to provide an urban enhancement scheme through the upgrading of footways, road ways and associated services. The works elements for this scheme included the following:
- Full road construction inclusive of kerbing, drainage, bitmac surfacing, speed control ramps and road lining.
- Provision of ducting and associated intricate street lighting design.
- Natural stone paving and designed paving including all setting out of these elements through GPS equipment.
- Final street furniture and very detailed landscaping arrangement.