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...
Private House, Liverpool

Private House, Liverpool

1860's Private House in Aigburth, Liverpool delfield was designed by a local architect and built as his family home.  The architect, Francis usher holme, was clearly a man of some standing. Stone for this family home was quarried in the grounds, creating a dramatic sunken garden. The estate was walled to all sides, with exemplary stone features which added to the feel of quality and taste. Francis’ practice was also responsible for Liverpool’s County Sessions House and the building which now houses the famous Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA), co-founded by Sir Paul McCartney.   Earlier this century, with the house still in private ownership, a project was begun to extend it significantly. Part way through, work had come to a halt. The client’s QS, who had worked with Lyons previously, asked us to correct some issues left by the previous contractor and to take the masonry element of the project through to completion. In the end, this was a major scheme, drawing on most of our in-house skills. Lyons built the new extensions, carried out external walling and steps, and performed substantial repairs to the original house. Details of Work Included: Completion of new-build extensions to the property. Scheduling and templating for masonry to complete new build. Production of new masonry. External garden walling. Feature arch. Sympathetic repairs to original building. Templating, production and site fixing of replacement stonework to original house. Lime pointing and repairs to boundary walls. New entrance piers. Main external steps to the property. Return to...