University of Warwick – Road Improvement Works

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We were appointed by Warwick University to upgrade one of the main entrances into campus. Works included extensive service alterations, creation of four granite crossings, narrowing island approach lanes to increase pedestrian safety, construction of two new bus lay-bys and resurfacing of roads and footpaths.

Extensive liaison with Warwick University was vital as the University remained operational throughout works. Our Contracts Manager developed a robust phasing plan in pre-start meetings, highlighting peak times for students and staff. Effectively programming works to avoid peak times, we maintained the safety of all affected stakeholders whilst minimising disruption to University activities. This was of particular importance when undertaking road resurfacing outside the University entrance as exams were taking place in the adjacent buildings.

Ensuring best value for Warwick University, we allocated our directly employed delivery teams with experience undertaking schemes of this nature. The extensive traffic management proposals in place included lane closures and pedestrian and vehicular diversions, all of which were supervised and implemented on site by our NRSWA trained operatives. Communicated to faculty and students prior to contract start, and in regular progress updates throughout the project, the traffic management proposals allowed safe access and egress to the campus whilst maintaining traffic flows.

A local bus route used by up to 5 different bus companies on a daily basis ran through the site. Effective communication with the companies saw us erect temporary bus shelters to accommodate timetables prior to completion of the new bus laybys as part of the scheme.

Possessing the necessary skills, knowledge, ability, training and experience, our three-man gangs, (one Ganger and two Operatives) completed the scheme in two separate phases. This high level of supervision ensured works were completed ‘right first time, every time’ to a high-quality standard and with zero incidents.

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