Commissioned through the SCAPE Civil Engineering framework, Balvac was engaged at pre-construction stage to develop the designs to upgrade the original 1960’s concrete cladding panels and edge beams with an enhanced stringcourse detail, using both pre-cast units and in situ reinforced concrete.
After many years of heavy use and exposure to the elements, the original post-tensioned concrete box beam structure required extensive refurbishment. We installed a new modern Trespa cladding panel system, a new vehicle restraint system, complying to current standards, along with bridge deck waterproofing and re-surfacing works.
Other works involved:
Balvac's project team worked closely with the local community and two social enterprises to generate social value and leave a positive legacy. This included a summer placement for a local student and held sessions on CV writing and interview techniques for The Princes Trust in Coventry. In addition, the team donated food and volunteered at Coventry Foodbank, who provide emergency food for people in crisis.
The team also diverted over 99.8% of 610 tonnes of waste materials from landfill.