Over 40 attended a seminar on ‘Corrosion, Structural Repair and Post Tensioning’ at Novotel London West, Hammersmith on Tuesday 30th September 2014.
Guest speakers included David Halifax, Reinforced Earth Manager and Jon Ball, Associate Director, Roger Bullivant.
Freyssinet’s Southern Repairs Manager, Gary McKenzie was impressed with the level of interest shown in both the talks and the site visit, from delegates across the UK.
Feedback from attendees has been universally positive, including:
“Thank you for the seminar last week, my colleague and I found it interesting and thought provoking.” Hertforshire County Council
“What a most interesting and enjoyable seminar! Your talks were most interesting, full of useful information […] and the trip round Hammersmith was really interesting because as far as I can see it’s are at the forefront of prestress, with the Ductal end blocks and 300m 37/15 tendons ending in blisters. All explained with great knowledge and patience. Thank you to all who took part.” AECOM


As part of our commitment to the Construction Industry, Freyssinet will be hosting a seminar in Hammersmith, London to discuss structural repair, geotechnical and refurbishment techniques.
Our new Repairs Manager, Matthew Dronfield will be discussing ‘Bearing Replacement and Application of Different Temporary Works’ and our Managing Director will be giving a talk on works at Hammersmith Flyover, followed by a site visit. There will also be guest speakers from Reinforced Earth Company and Roger Bullivant.
For further information and to book your space, please email info@freyssinet.co.uk.


Freyssinet will be exhibiting at the Structural Faults and Repair Exhibition from 8th to 10th July at Imperial College London.
The two themes running through the exhibition are:
• All Aspects of Bridge Management
• Concrete and Material Issues Including All Aspects of Conservation.
We would be delighted if you could come an join us for this exciting event!


Come and visit us at the Bridges Show 2014 – Edgbaston Stadium, Birmingham – Wednesday 26th March 2014
Join us on Stand 17 together with Surveyor, BD&E and top-level engineers, bridge designers and leading industry specialists for the 22nd Annual Bridges Conference & Exhibition.
• UK and international conference streams
• Presentations from senior industry professionals, international talks and discussion panels
• Exhibition showcasing the latest technologies
For the full programme and to register please visit the Bridges 2014 website


Over 40 attended a seminar on ‘Corrosion, Structural Repair and Post Tensioning’ at Leeds United Football Club, Leeds on Tuesday 28th January 2014.

Guest speakers included Graham Povey, Temporary Works Consultant and Dr Chris Atkins, Associate, Mott MacDonald.

Freyssinet’s Northern Repairs Manager, Phil Watkins-Smith was impressed with the level of interest shown from around Yorkshire.

Feedback from attendees has been universally positive, with many questions being asked of Phil and the guest speakers throughout the event.

Feedback from the seminar included:

“Thanks for putting the seminar in place – the presentations were very good and of great interest.”
Highways Agency

“Thanks for the invitation and for organising […], I found it very useful. If you could also keep me posted on any future events you have planned I would be grateful.”
Leeds City Council

“I enjoyed the seminar […] and found it very informative.”
Jones Lang LaSalle


A61 Gosforth Valley Viaduct

In May 2012 Derbyshire County Council awarded Freyssinet the contract to complete bearing replacement and associated maintenance works to the structure, appointing them as Main Contractor.
The bridge was constructed in 1977 and comprises 6 simply supported spans of precast concrete beams and a 225mm thick slab. These beams are supported on 132 bearings which allow for:
• articulation due to thermal movement
• transverse restraint at each pier/abutment
• longitudinal restraint at the fixed abutment


The scheme involves replacing 110 free bearings and 21 guided bearings, and repainting the existing fixed bearing on the viaduct, which crosses the Leabrook Valley. Concrete repairs are also being undertaken, along with the installation of pigeon spikes.

With minimum disruption to the traffic above, the works require the bridge deck to be jacked with innovative temporary works to facilitate the bearing replacements.

The works are progressing well and are due for completion by the end of February 2013.

Site Visit


On December 6th 2012, Freyssinet invited clients to the Casa Hotel, Chesterfield, where presentations were given by Graham Stanford, Business Manager Repairs, who gave a general overview of the work of Freyssinet, and Graham Povey, Project Technical Manager, then gave a presentation on bearing replacement works on the Gosforth Valley Viaduct, with detailed photographs of the corroded bearings and other global work carried out by Freyssinet.

Although snow was forecast the site remained clear and the group split into two groups and scaled the scaffolding on the piers and abutments. Here they were able to see the bearing work in progress and temporary jacking system, and were also able to climb a pier with the works completed, showing the end result.


The group then returned back to the hotel for lunch and networking with both Freyssinet and representatives from Derbyshire County Council. The customer feedback was exceptional and confirmed a good day was had by all.



22-23 February 2012
UK Concrete Show, Ricoh Arena, Coventry
Freyssinet Limited will be exhibiting at Stand M13 of Europe’s best specialist concrete show, which brings the industry together, under one roof, to see and hear about all that’s new in concrete.
Freyssinet offers a full range of concrete repair, concrete structure repair and maintenance techniques providing clients with a “one stop” contracting service for all their repair requirements. Freyssinet assures clients of impartial advice with regard to repair material selection from the widest range of sources. The types of structure successfully repaired include bridges, buildings, car parks, and industrial structures. Freyssinet is a member of the Concrete Repair Association, Corrosion Prevention Association, Institute of Corrosion and Sprayed Concrete Association.
Freyssinet is recognised by the British Standards Institute to ISO 9001:2008, OHSAS 18001:2007 and ISO 14001:2004. We have a large in-house design department, and directly employ a highly trained, well motivated, experienced, and safety conscious workforce.
Accurate identification of the type, severity and extent of problems affecting a structure are crucial in determining the underlying causes, and in developing effective and economic repair solutions. Freyssinet offers a comprehensive range of testing and reporting to allow clients to identify an appropriate repair strategy.
Concrete Replacement
Where concrete is in poor condition, or strengthening is required, replacement is often the only viable option. Freyssinet offer removal both by conventional breaking and hydro-demolition, with subsequent replacement using high performance repair concretes and mortars.
Concrete Repair
A wide range of techniques are available for repairing spalled, cracked, damaged, and honeycombed concrete including: modified mortars for patch and thin bond repairs; pressure and vacuum injection using epoxy, polyester, and cementitious grouts; and sprayed concrete.
Freyssinet offer a full range of coatings.
Complementary services
Freyssinet undertake concrete repair as part of a wider range of complementary services that includes: cathodic protection and chloride removal, strengthening, parapet replacement, deck refurbishment, bearing replacement, jacking and sliding, plate bonding and carbon fibre bonding, retrofit steelwork installation, slab joint replacement, and external post-tensioning.
The UK Concrete Show is aimed at all concrete industry professionals, with over 100 exhibitors and 30 seminars the show is the biggest it’s ever been, totalling 6000m2 of all that’s best in concrete products, tools, systems and technology.
To reserve your place and for further information please click here

27-28 March 2012
Bridges 2012: Home & Away, The Midland Hotel, Manchester
Freyssinet origins are as a specialist in bridge construction and the manufacture of bridge bearings and our knowledge and expertise in this area remain unparalleled. Years of experience in the design, construction, testing and monitoring of structural systems have equipped Freyssinet Limited with exceptional insight and resources in the field of repair and strengthening. Our extensive track record of bridge work, including concrete bridge repair, illustrates our capabilities to complete projects both large and small, and always to the highest standard. Traditionally our main area of work has been on highway structures, but Freyssinet have also been actively involved in the rail sector both as specialist civil engineers and structural enhancement professionals.

Services available include:
• Complete refurbishment as main contractor
• Bridge Jacking and Bearing Replacement
• Concrete Repair
• Concrete Coatings
• Cathodic Protection
• Strengthening / Retrofitting
• Post tension tendon regrouting
• Cable stay maintenance, replacement or repair
• Expansion Joint Replacement / Repair
Now in its 20th year, “Bridges” remains the leading event for highway authority bridge engineers and their private sector partners, and continues to act as the definitive forum for all issues relating to bridge management and maintenance, policy, strategy and funding.