C+S November 2022 Vol. 8 Issue 11

The nature of Britain’s topography means that bridges over water are a critical component of our country’s infrastructure. A vital artery for the environment and economy, they play an important role in connecting communities, goods, and services. Leading wet civil engineering firm Land & Water prides itself on hav - ing the specialist knowledge to deliver works where strong environ- mental knowledge and discipline is required. Despite the challenges of increased health and safety measures, access constraints and sensitive habitats, Land & Water prides itself on successfully delivering high profile, and often high risk, bridge projects. The company recently opened its new regional hub in Newcastle upon Tyne, as part of a period of growth which sees its offering extending north. With new contracts in the region, this growth consolidates Land & Water’s place within the northern infrastructure sector and continues to show it is truly outward-looking and at the cutting-edge of the civil engineering industry. From a multi-million pound redevelopment at Tees Dock and the con - struction of an innovative three-way footbridge in Milton Keynes, to the installation of a footbridge over the Worcester and Birmingham Canal, Land & Water has continued to trade strongly and deliver proj - ects that will benefit the local community and environment. PD Ports Soon after Land & Water opened its new regional hub in Newcastle upon Tyne, it secured the major multi-million-pound infrastructure contract with PD Ports to upgrade Teesport Ro-Ro Number Two. The project, which commenced in February 2022, saw Land & Water use its specialist plant and marine expertise to demolish and rebuild the Ro-Ro Linkspan bridge at Tees Dock. These works will join the firm’s expansive repertoire in the North which includes a framework contract with the Environment Agency and more. Land & Water’s Contracts Manager, Andy McBride, said: “Working with PD Ports to redevelop the Ro-Ro and allow larger vessels to berth at Tees Dock is incredibly significant for Land & Water. "We were proud to be involved in the construction of this new Ro-Ro by using our marine civil engineering capabilities to strengthen the position of Teesport as the UK’s Northern Gateway for international trade." Delivering Bridge Projects with Environmental Knowledge and Discipline

Polson Bridge As part of the Environment Agency’s ongoing work at a weir on the River Tamar, Land & Water is completing a six-week project at Polson Bridge, a historic spot on the Devon and Cornwall border. For centuries, Polson Bridge was the main entry point into Cornwall and, since the addition of Launceston’s dual carriageway bypass, is now just a few hundred metres from the current A30 route. The work involves the rebuilding of a failed stone wall, dewatering of the work- ing area and important focus on control of the water quality throughout. Fiona Moore, Divisional Business Manager at Land & Water, said: “The works will improve water quality and help with flood defence for years to come. Land & Water will be working collaboratively with a new Project Manager within the Environment Agency to ensure pro- cedures are adhered to and the surrounding area is protected as much as possible.” Campbell Wharf Marina project Land & Water installed an innovative three-way footbridge at Camp - bell Wharf Marina in Milton Keynes, as part of Crest Nicholson’s new housing development. Enhancing local networks, the 35m long, three- span footbridge, fabricated by SH Structures, connects the housing development and marina with the Grand Union Canal. This project, which took place over 45 weeks saw Land & Water develop the marina’s full design, including all service points, a car park and improved walkways and cycle paths, as well as carrying out earthworks to form the marina basin and reinforcing concrete retaining walls. The bridge, which is aligned with the marina entrance and crosses the waterway at right angles is extremely unique in its design, made out of weathering steel with a laser cut steel balustrade system and featur- ing panels cut to resemble riverside reeds and grasses. This is one of


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