This Month in Premier Construction 24.2
Welcome to the latest edition of Premier Construction magazine.
In this month’s edition, we bring an update on Mersey Gateway; we highlight Swinton Park Country Club and Spa; and we take a look at a plethora of projects, all shortlisted for a RICS Award.
Trinity, one of the Mersey Gateway’s two giant bridge-building machines, has finished work in Widnes marking another important milestone for the project team. The bright orange movable scaffolding system (MSS), a now familiar sight on the north bank of the River Mersey, cast the final central span of the elevated north approach viaduct in January. The machine – essentially a giant concrete mould – has constructed 11 road deck spans, creating one seamless structure that sits on top of the supporting bridge piers that stretch across the saltmarsh. Approximately 14,200m³ of concrete has been used during construction of the central road deck section, measuring a total length of around 715 metres.
Meanwhile, one of the largest privately owned estates in England, spanning 20,000 acres of North Yorkshire countryside, is set to add one more element to its bulging portfolio with the opening of a large spa and country club. The Swinton Estate boasts camping, a variety of outdoor activities and a cookery school. At the heart of the Estate’s offering, however, is Swinton Park – a luxury castle hotel with 32 beautifully styled bedrooms and suites. Opening in late spring, the multi-million pound Swinton Country Club and Spa will be the final piece of the jigsaw for the Estate as it looks to expand its appeal to resident and non-resident guests.
And finally, The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) is the world’s leading professional body for qualifications and standards in land, property, infrastructure and construction. RICS regulate and promote the profession, in order to maintain high standards. In this month’s edition of Premier Construction, we take a look at a range of exciting projects, from Ordsall Chord to Clevedon Pier.
With all this and more, join us as we explore the impressive construction projects that continue to shape our landscape.