Bardon Hill Quarry extension

Major earthworks project, requiring the movement of some 12,000,000 m3 of soil rock and substrate over a four year contract period, plus associated landscaping and drainage works

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Driving innovation to deliver major highway scheme

Walters began assisting Skanska during 2013 under an Early Contractor Involvement (ECI) contract to assist them plan, price and develop the earthworks element of this nationally important infrastructure project.

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A history of collaboration and early contractor involvement

In the late 1990’s, a shift away from the traditional form of contracting began in the UK with the implementation of increased input and collaboration from contractors during the design stage of major infrastructure projects.

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Cut and fill creates Weymouth Relief Road

The construction of the £87million A354 Weymouth relief road was commissioned by Dorset County Council, as a way of improving journey times between the areas of Weymouth and Dorchester. The road also hoped to greatly improve public transport in the area and was reported by Dorset County Council as a way of helping to protect over 2,000 jobs.

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M1 Improvement and widening (J10-13)

Over 33km of stabilising and retaining structures, at approximately 650 discrete locations were constructed by Walters. By using methods such as soil nailing, soil reinforcing, reforming batters and gabions, Walters was able to maintain the structural integrity of the motorway, whilst continuing with a number of earthworks projects simultaneously.

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Heysham to M6 Link Road and Cycleway

The £120 million Heysham to M6 Link road was designed as a means of linking the existing A683 to the M6 at Junction 34, with a new dual carriageway and combined cycle / footway to give better access to Heysham Port, Power Station and attract investment in to the area. The scheme also included the redesign of both northbound and southbound M6 slip roads to increase traffic flow on to and off of the motorway, in addition to the construction of a park and ride facility to accommodate up to 600 vehicles.

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