Tarmac Depot (off Cowley Road), Cambridge

KKB Remediation were engaged to conduct alterations to the Tarmac Depot off Cowley Road in Cambridge. The works were conducted in 3 phases.

Phase 1 involved the clearance of the existing stockpiles and the levelling of the site in preparation of the works. The site office and welfare facilities were set up and the works area separated from the operational element of the depot. The disused railhead and buffers were removed as part of the Phase 1 works.

Phase 2 involved the excavation and preparation of the strip foundations for the new canopies. This also involved the setting out of the holding bolts for the structures. Once concreted, the structures were erected. Following on from this the new cold storage area canopy floor slab was then excavated and

Phase 3 took place during a pre-planned 2-week depot maintenance shutdown period and consisted of a variety of works. All existing hoppers were dismantled and re-aligned 180 degrees. Once completed, all the loading shovel ramps were re-constructed to suit the new hopper orientation. The existing offices were demolished and a new office complex was erected complete with an upgrading of the car parking facilities. The works included a Plant rewire and services upgrade and re-route. Post shutdown new drainage was installed to service the new cold store canopy which included the construction of new headwalls and a bunded drainage area. All works were completed ahead of programme and within budget.

KKB successfully delivered these works earlier than programme, through being proactive and continuously driving the project forwards. Their staff communicated well and ensured that the project team were aware of progress and any issues which arose were swiftly dealt with in a very practical way.” – Mr Gareth Lane of Mott McDonald (Project Manager)

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