Sector Industrial
Project type Refurbishment
Services provided Product / system manufacture
Product / system supply
Project location West Midlands
Client Currall, Lewis and Martin (Construction) Ltd
Contractor AA Installations
Products used Legato™ interlocking concrete blocks
 
 

Challenge

Elite Precast Concrete was approached by Midlands-based contractor Currall, Lewis and Martin (Construction) Ltd (CLM) to provide high-strength interlocking Legato™ concrete blocks as part of a salt barn refurbishment project at Hilton Park Services being carried out by Kier Construction on behalf of the Highways Authority.

Key elements of the project included the difficult access into the building, the fact that the building floor was sloping and the issue of there being thousands of tonnes of salt already stored there.

Product supplied

CLM took on the task of casting level plinths onto which the Legato™ blocks could be placed, and organised the timing of installation of the blocks by making sure the salt already stored in the barn was moved over to one side.

The Legato™ blocks were to be used to line the walls of the salt barn creating additional safe storage for the road salt which is kept on hand for gritting during the winter months.

The off-loading and installing of the blocks was contracted to AA Installations, a specialist lifting and contracting business.

By close liaison between CLM, AA Installations and Elite Precast Concrete the blocks were safely installed in two parts – one side of the salt barn and then the other – ensuring minimal disruption to the day-to-day running of the facility at Hilton Park.

Benefit

Elite Precast Concrete carry large stocks of high-strength Legato™ blocks so AA Installations was able to order them straight ‘off-the-shelf'.

As the blocks are designed to a minimum 100-year working life the client will have benefit of the newly refurbished salt barn as part of their annual challenge of keeping the motorways open during the Winter months for many years to come.


Challenge

Elite Precast Concrete was approached by Midlands-based contractor Currall, Lewis and Martin (Construction) Ltd (CLM) to provide high-strength interlocking Legato™ concrete blocks as part of a salt barn refurbishment project at Hilton Park Services being carried out by Kier Construction on behalf of the Highways Authority.

Key elements of the project included the difficult access into the building, the fact that the building floor was sloping and the issue of there being thousands of tonnes of salt already stored there.

Product supplied

CLM took on the task of casting level plinths onto which the Legato™ blocks could be placed, and organised the timing of installation of the blocks by making sure the salt already stored in the barn was moved over to one side.

The Legato™ blocks were to be used to line the walls of the salt barn creating additional safe storage for the road salt which is kept on hand for gritting during the winter months.

The off-loading and installing of the blocks was contracted to AA Installations, a specialist lifting and contracting business.

By close liaison between CLM, AA Installations and Elite Precast Concrete the blocks were safely installed in two parts – one side of the salt barn and then the other – ensuring minimal disruption to the day-to-day running of the facility at Hilton Park.

Benefit

Elite Precast Concrete carry large stocks of high-strength Legato™ blocks so AA Installations was able to order them straight ‘off-the-shelf'.

As the blocks are designed to a minimum 100-year working life the client will have benefit of the newly refurbished salt barn as part of their annual challenge of keeping the motorways open during the Winter months for many years to come.


 
 
 
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