A specialist tunnel boring technique was deployed by Northumbrian Water to avoid disrupting the 200-year old Bowes Railway Company Haulier site near Durham.
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A bascule bridge is a type of bridge that can be raised to provide clearance for waterway traffic, and is also referred to as a lifting bridge or a drawbridge.
The Plessey Viaduct in Northumberland has been partially closed for urgent repairs on a moved parapet. It carries the east Coast Mainline over the River Blythe.
Under an ancient bylaw, a straw bundle must be dangled from London’s Thames crossings to warn river traffic work is being carried out and headroom is reduced.
Freyssinet received two awards at the ICE West Midlands Awards in September – winning the Small Project Award, and highly commended in the Innovation category for the HS2 Marston Box Slide. Project Director Kevin Bennett and Project Manager Maria Teresa Sanchez Sanchez collected the…
Freyssinet was awarded Project of the Year 2023 up to £3 million by CECA Midlands for its works on the HS2 Marston Box Slide. Over Christmas 2022, the 85m long, 12,600t box structure was moved 165m into position to facilitate the…
Network Rail is embarking on a refurbishment of Sankey Viaduct in Newton-le-Willows, Merseyside, which opened in 1830 and is the world’s oldest railway viaduct.
Freyssinet has achieved BS ISO 44001 certification in collaborative business relationship management systems as part of its commitment to providing the best customer experience. ISO 44001 helps organisations implement a system of establishing, maintaining and managing collaborative relationships, enhancing performance…
This year the VINCI UK Foundation has awarded a total of £220,440 in grants – ranging from £3,000 to £9,500 – to 43 local charitable projects across the UK. VINCI group companies including Freyssinet, VINCI Energies, VINCI Construction UK, Bachy…
Reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete (RAAC) was used in the construction of UK school buildings until the 90s and has been in the news due to safety concerns.