The first quarter of 2019 has seen award-winning civil engineers, Land & Water go from strength to strength. With a number of award wins, new contracts and celebrating its 25th birthday, the company has already laid the foundations for an extremely successful summer ahead.
The year kicked off with Land & Water being shortlisted in three awards for its work at Taplow Bridge. Last year major developer Berkeley Homes, had secured a parcel of land on the River Thames in Taplow, Berkshire for a new housing development. The company approached Land & Water to help with footbridge access that would span the River Thames onto Ray Mill Island. Access to this section of the development site was limited and construction of the bridge from the land was not possible.
Land & Water’s project specialists utilised an innovative approach that would allow installation of the bridge from the water to connect two parts of the land over a 35 metre stretch of the River Thames. The solution required the installation of extensive piled foundations and construction of intricate reinforced concrete abutments to support a statement bridge.
Land & Water has also successfully been awarded the Environment Agency South East Flood and Coastal Risk Management Framework. The framework comprises of projects up to value of £250,000. Land & Water is one of five contractors that has been awarded the minor civils framework for the region.
Finally, Land & Water’s plant hire division is celebrating the expansion of its hire and maintenance teams, making it the ideal time for the business to increase its plant and attachment fleet offering. New for 2019, the group has welcomed the Hitatchi ZX490 23m long reach excavator and new mid-range amphibious excavators to assist with the growing need for amphibious plant to work on soft terrain sites. On top of this Land & Water plant will be introducing a new purpose-built dredger, extra tools for its Amphibious Truxor’s, new tree shears and weed cutting buckets and an additional rubber tracked 9t Long Reach, to increase its existing fleet.
James Maclean, CEO at Land & Water comments: “The first months of 2019 have already proven extremely successful for the Land & Water Group. We are working on a number of exciting projects throughout the year and we will even be celebrating our 25th birthday this summer.
As the year progresses, we will commence work supporting the Thames Tideway Tunnel, one of the largest civil engineering projects in the UK, on various sites across London. We will also be supporting a number of infrastructure projects from our new wharf in Coldharbour Lane, which will act as a marine logistics centre for shipping along the river.
We look forward to the next steps in each of the awards and to the continued success of Land & Water over the summer months.”