Yanley Viaduct Project Commended by Considerate Constructors Scheme

Freyssinet has been awarded a certificate by the Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS) for ongoing bridge repair work on Yanley Viaduct in Bristol.

The structural and civil engineering company received the certificate following an assessment by the CCS, which indicated a high level of consideration, beyond statutory requirements, to the surrounding neighbourhood, the workforce and the environment.

The CCS is an independent organisation, founded in 1997 by the construction industry to improve the image of construction. Construction sites, companies and suppliers voluntarily register with the scheme and agree to abide by the Code of Considerate Practice, which is designed to encourage best practice within the industry.

The Considerate Constructors Scheme report on the Yanley project highlighted Fressyinet’s commitment to maintaining excellent relations with the local community, outstanding results for energy consumption and waste management, a clean safety record in a high risk environment and comprehensive welfare provision. The CCS noted that the site was a credit to the site manager and ensured that a positive impression of the industry is left on the local community.

Freyssinet was awarded the contract for the £3.4 million viaduct refurbishment project by North Somerset Council, after it was deemed essential repairs and maintenance were needed on the 300-metre bypass.

Freyssinet’s work on the structure, which carries more than 19,000 vehicles in and out of Bristol, started in August 2014, and has included concrete repairs, bearing replacement and cathodic protection. The project was completied in July 2015.