At the £760 million Birmingham Gateway project, the 1960s New Street railway station is being transformed into a 21st century transport hub. Appointed by Network Rail in 2008, management contractor Mace turned to BriggsAmasco for the design, supply and installation of approximately 15,000m2 of waterproofing and roofing systems across the site.
With all roofing works completed with the station in live operation – welcoming up to 140,000 passengers every day – BriggsAmasco used years of practical experience and technical expertise to complete the highest quality application with minimal disruption on-site and meeting strict health and safety regulations.
As well as working 38,700 man hours on-site, the company provided 24/7 call out cover even during Christmas to manage and resolve issues associated with such a complex rebuild. Working in 24 hour shifts and taking deliveries overnight to avoid disrupting day-to-day operations, the company always maintained a hassle-free site without any compromise on product performance or working practices.
Despite the challenges of working to extremely tight deadlines, health and safety was absolutely paramount to the 40 + team. With visits to site every week from a company Director and a dedicated Safety Manager, standards remained extremely high throughout with no RIDDOR incidents in two years – testament to BriggsAmasco’s commitment to safety at every stage of the process.
To help achieve this, all site operatives are trained to the highest standards to ensure a multi-talented workforce. At Birmingham Gateway, every operative was qualified under the Site Supervisors Safety Training Scheme (SSSTS) or Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS).
Due to the project’s sensitive location, BriggsAmasco also had to incorporate a number of initiatives into everyday operations to meet tight deadlines and accommodate other trades on site. Utilising all products sourced and manufactured in the UK, the company guaranteed a regular and reliable supply to ensure no delays in the strict timeframe.
The hard work, support and early integration of the supply chain was crucial in the continued successful delivery of this challenging and extremely difficult project. With determination, creative planning and a customer-centric approach – BriggsAmasco rose to the challenge and successfully met and exceeded client expectations to keep the prestigious project on course for its 2015 deadline.