Groundworks & Civil Engineering – Upminster Depot

Year: 2018
Client: Amco-Giffen
Cost: £174,573

As part of the development works at London Undergrounds Upminster Depot, Gateway Construction Services Limited were commissioned by Amco-Giffen’s to construct the new concrete roads & walkways around the ancillary buildings, including new drainage and kerb lines at the eastern end of the Depot.

The existing damaged concrete slabs were broken out by mechanically and removed, the ground was then prepared for a new kerb line and manholes covers raised where needed to suit the new install, before mesh could be laid.

Expansion joints installed, and tied in with re-bar dowels where necessary, the new C40 concrete was the poured and floated off, before the final brush finish could be applied.

Constant monitoring of weather conditions proved invaluable when planning the delivery and pouring of the concrete to avoid unproductive shifts, and ensure the works ran to schedule.