Client: Network Rail

Principal Contractor: Story Contracting (Rail Division).=

Designer: Arcadis

ROPETECH’s Role: Specialist Masonry Repair Subcontractor

Location: Lancashire

Contract Period: November 2017

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 in Lancashire.

ROPETECH’s work scope included:

  • Undertaking of minor re-casing works.
  • Undertaking of minor stitching work.
  • Clearance of all vegetation within 3 meters of structure.

ROPETECH’s method of working:

ROPETECH mobilised a team of five operatives to undertake the works at this location, due to accessconstraints ROPETECH utilised a possession to install a temporary access system allowing operatives to access off track during normal working hours over the river Wyre. In total over 75 Petzl hangars were installed and over 400mtrs of rope.

Main challenges and solutions of the project:

Due to the river Wyre running directly through the viaduct, ROPETECH installed a safety net to catch any debris and waste from contaminating the water course. This ensured that when works were to commence within this area the Environment Agency issued a permit to work with minimal fuss.


All 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.