Mottram Road Retaining Wall, Hyde

Lyons Stonework were appointed as masonry contractor for the repair and repointing of Mottram Road retaining wall, Hyde on the busy A57 Road.

The works comprised raising the height of the parapet wall, isolated take down and repair of the wall, removal and refixing of all coping stones and repointing in full of both faces of the 155 metre long wall.

Given the busy nature of the road and the impact on road users with a contraflow in place speed was of the essence on this job. Tameside Council had allowed an 8 week programme for the works initially. Through thorough planning and adequate resourcing of the works we managed to successfully deliver the works in only 4 weeks. That was despite a significant increase in the amount of wall that was required to be rebuilt.

This is now the fifth similar roadside contract that Lyons have completed for Centum CS/Tameside Council on their highway retaining wall programme.

Details of Work Included:

  • Prior to commencement a detailed critical path was prepared and formed the basis of the work on a daily basis with easily measurable targets.

  • Through setting out a detailed daily plan, labour resources were used most efficiently and management both on and off site was accountable.

  • The safe systems of work were developed with our health and safety consultant prior to commencement on site and were amended as required, with regular audit during the contract through site inspections.