Shepley Bridge Repair & Re-build, Tameside

Shepley Bridge Repair & Re-build, Tameside

Shepley Bridge Repair & Re-build, Audenshaw, Tameside Lyons Stonework, were appointed to repair and rebuild the parapets and pilasters of Shepley Bridge, Tameside.  Lyons were appointed as masonry contractor for the repair and improvement works at Shepley Bridge on a supply and fix basis. The unique strength at Lyons is to offer a full in house solution for scheduling the stone, matching existing, fast turnaround cutting of the stone in house and a substantial site fixing team, making Lyons ideally placed for such works when road closures/restrictions are in place and time is of the essence.  After undertaking careful assessments of the stones to be moved calculating individual block weights, a lifting plan and methodology for the works was established. The bridge parapet was stripped down and cleaned allowing the removal of self-seeding trees from the bridge. Whilst stripping the masonry was templated and scheduled and immediately sent into production. The first load of stone was on site ready to fix, thus raising the height of the parapet as specified upon completion of the takedown works. The parapet was refixed using resin fixed stainless dowels with the original stones sitting on top of the new. The works were completed within the agreed timeframes mitigating the affect on road users. Details of Work Included: Dismantling and rebuilding the parapet. Lifting and resetting of pilaster blocks weighing 4 tonnes each. Scheduling and templating for masonry to complete the bridge. Production of new masonry. Removal of trees.     Increase the height of the bridge parapet. Fixing of new masonry with substantial stainless steel dowels. Repointing of stonework with lime mortar....
Mottram Road Retaining Wall, Hyde

Mottram Road Retaining Wall, Hyde

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. Return to...
Mossley Road Retaining Wall, Tameside

Mossley Road Retaining Wall, Tameside

Mossley Road Retaining Wall, Tameside Lyons Stonework was brought in as a specialist masonry subcontractor to take down and rebuild a roadside retaining wall working in with the Civil Engineering main contractor on the scheme.  The retaining wall incorporated approx 600m2 of masonry and was built up to a new mass concrete retaining wall with increased parapet wall for pedestrian safety. The works were carried out under traffic management/contraflow and ran over 20 weeks.  The nature of the site and issues with land drains made for difficult conditions which we worked to mitigate with the Civils Contractor. Given the water issues on site the mass concrete retaining wall programme was affected however by working with the main contractor and rescheduling of resources the project was still delivered on time. 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. When the programme was heavily affected by the drainage issues on site, we changed the labour allocated to the site and later in the contract added much more resource still bringing the works in on the original timescale. 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. Return to...