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Civil engineering case studies

Below is a list of clickable case studies covering a selection of Civil engineering projects completed by FM Conway. Please click on the link to review the full case study.


Putney Bridge

Client London Borough of Wandsworth

Overview Putney Bridge is a Grade II Listed structure over the River Thames linking Fulham on the north bank with Putney to the south. Following a competitive tender based on technical capability and value for money, FM Conway was appointed to carry out essential maintenance repairs to this critical asset which supports an average of 60,000 vehicular, cyclist and pedestrian movements each day.

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Neasden Super Scheme

Client Transport for London

Overview The A406 North Circular Road remains one of London’s busiest A-roads. At peak capacity, it experiences traffic volumes only 10 per cent lower than the M25. The Iron Bridge and the Dog Lane Arches in Neasden are two of the most important structures along this strategic road. They carry the A406 across the Jubilee and Metropolitan lines, while also carrying mainline rail lines into London. They are also nearly a century old. When the concrete waterproofing on both structures began to fail, it became clear that safety-critical refurbishment was needed. Disruption to the transport network was unavoidable during the works, but Transport for London (TfL) wanted to ensure that it was kept to a minimum. TfL commissioned FM Conway to carry out three key schemes on the A406: the renovation of the Dog Lane Arches; the refurbishment and lifting of the Iron Bridge; and the rebuilding of the retaining wall on Dog Lane itself. All three would be delivered simultaneously to minimise disruption to travellers, local residents and businesses and the need for additional road closures in the future.

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Motcomb Street

Client Westminster City Council and Grosvenor

Overview FM Conway, in partnership with Westminster City Council, has delivered a public realm upgrade scheme funded by Grosvenor to Motcomb Street in the heart of London’s West End. The project has seen a dramatic transformation of the prestigious street, through the introduction of new high-quality materials which reflect and complement the high-end shops, cafes and restaurants, including the likes of Christian Louboutin and Ottolenghi.

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A1 Mill Hill

Client Transport for London

Overview A ground-breaking trial with Transport for London has demonstrated the untapped potential to increase asphalt recycling on the strategic network – and FM Conway’s leading materials innovation.

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Port of Dover

Client A-One+

Overview With over 12 million passengers passing through each year, the Port of Dover, more colloquially known as the “Gateway to Europe”, is Europe’s busiest ferry port. The port also serves over 2.5 million road haulage vehicles annually. High traffic volumes had started to take their toll on the main approach routes to the dock: the A20 and the A2 Jubilee Way. The strategic road network near the transport hub, managed by A-one+ on behalf of Highways England, required resurfacing to continue to provide visitors to the port with a faultless customer experience. FM Conway was subcontracted to carry out the works by A-one+.

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Maidstone United Main East Stand Extension

Client Maidstone United Football Club

Overview Following a successful season in 2014/2015, Maidstone United commissioned FM Conway to extend the Main East Stand at the Gallagher Stadium in order to increase capacity, improve the spectator experience and meet future requirements. In addition to completing the extension works, this project included new board director and presidential suites, new turnstiles and standing terraces behind the goals.

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Two Bridges School Transformation

Client Two Bridges School

Overview Two Bridges School was a newly amalgamated behaviour support school in Southborough, Tunbridge Wells. The school was desperately in need of a new school building and therefore called on the FM Conway civil engineering team to transform a former YMCA into a high-quality teaching facility.

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Bexley Bridge Reconstruction

Client London Borough of Bexley

Overview Bexley Village Bridge is a critical part of the local infrastructure in Bexley. Carrying the A223 over the River Cray, it is one of the main routes in and out of the high street and an important thoroughfare for local residents and businesses.
First constructed in 1872 to replace an earlier 18th century structure, the bridge was built using Victorian cast iron beams and a mix of brick, concrete and stone parapets. A steel footbridge was later added to the south side of the bridge.
Following many years of wear and tear, an assessment survey carried out by the London Borough of Bexley showed that the bridge was steadily weakening and was at risk of becoming unsafe.
As the term maintenance contractor for the borough, FM Conway was commissioned by Bexley Council to carry out a comprehensive upgrade scheme, supported by funding from Transport for London, which would see the existing bridge and parallel footway demolished and rebuilt. Crucially this would allow the overall width of the bridge to be increased from 9.22m to 9.91m, bringing it within safe limits for modern foot and vehicle traffic.

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