Client: Network Rail
Principal Contractor: Story Contracting (Rail Division)
Designer: Network Rail
ROPETECH’s Role: Specialist Masonry Repair Subcontractor
Contract Period: April 2017 – Ongoing
As part of our ongoing relationship with Story Contracting, ROPETECH access solutions were contracted to undertake re-casing and re-pointing of brickwork to a rail bridge crossing the river Cherwell.
ROPETECH’s work scope included:
ROPETECH’s method of working:
Originally ROPETECH had planned to install a floating platform so as to undertake the works from scaffold, unfortunately due to environmental constraints we adapted our methodology to utilise a MEWP this would only allow us to access a third of the soffit this required us to think outside of the box and install temporary anchors to allow our operatives to aid climb through the structure.
Main Challenges and solutions of the project:
Summary: All of ROPETECH’s work was completed safely, within budget and within the programme
duration. By working closely with the Principal Contractor and resolving potential issues at site level
there were zero variations raised.