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Story Contracting

Story Contracting
Written by Roma Publications

Story Contracting

Story Contracting has extensive experience in civil engineering and permanent way in the railway industry.

The company prides itself on providing their clients with practical and innovative solutions that challenge the norm.

From full embankment regrades through to culverts and drainage, Story Construction can undertake all types of earthworks services. The company also delivers all types of trackworks from full renewals and refurbishment to route works and track slab services.

With a wealth of experience, Story Contractors deliver structures throughout LNE, LNW and Scotland on projects valued between £100k and £5M, including reconstructions, overbridge constructions, footbridges and infills. The company’s skills expand into steelworks, grit blasting and protective coatings.

With an extensive fleet of machinery suitable for undertaking even the most complex of projects, the construction and rail company ensures a full service with all of the right apparatus, for hire anywhere in the country and backed by a highly skilled award winning team.

Machinery available for hire includes the Colmar T10000 FS High Rail Type 9B, JCB JZ140R Rail Bug Hydrostatic Type 9A, Liebherr A900ZW Low Rail Offset Type 9C, JCB JS175W Hydrostatic Type 9A plus many, many more.

In terms of property, the rail and construction establishment have the resource and capability to deliver successful property works with experience in station refurbishment works, platform refurbishment, Access For All scheme projects and refurbishment of footbridges.

As an accredited Track Safety Training and Assessment Provider, Story Contracting provide opportunities for those who wish to increase their skill level. They also carry out On Track Plant (OTP) training and assessment across the entire suite of the OTP framework.

As active members of the Association of Rail Training Providers (ARTP), this has enabled the company to contribute to national training material. Story Contractors accreditations enable them to carry out internal training and external assessments for on-track personnel (up to PICOP level) and road rail operators.

The Training Centre that the team provides offers a range of training, assessments and qualifications for the rail, construction and plant industries. Taking place on a regular basis, the training schemes include PTS Initial AC/DCCR, COSS Initial OLP/CRP, ES Initial, IWA Initial, Lookout Initial and plenty of others.

The difference between Story Contracting is that they have excellent resource in their purpose-built rail test track at their Head Office in Carlisle, used for all types of training and assessments and which simulates realistic site conditions.

Supply chain is vital to the operation of the business, therefore to deliver the best value for clients Story Contracting aim to have and maintain exceptional long term mutually beneficial relationships with their suppliers. This enables them to build joint strategic developments through a fair, transparent and consistent way.

To support the delivery of the company’s workload, the company maintains a robust and flexible supply chain that shares their principles and engages with them to help them to deliver optimum solutions, quality, value and safety for all clients.

Showcasing their rail and construction projects is important to Story Contracting, with a vast range of novel construction and logistics solutions working for a wide variety of national and regional clients. Scarborough Bridge underbridge reconstruction is just one of the projects in their portfolio, alongside Applyby Station bridge reconstruction and Causewayhead Road Stirling underbridge reconstruction.

Developments on Scarborough Bridge involved a twin span bridge reconstruction project, completed during a nine day blockade in February 2015. This was a complex and highly sensitive project located over the River Ouse to the north of York Station just 40m off the end of Platform 4. With a value of £4.6M, the developments took just four months to complete.

The underbridge reconstruction at Causewayhead Road, Sterling, involved a Victorian bridge that takes the Highland Main Line over a key arterial road route into the centre of Stirling. The bridge was successfully replaced during a 54-hour weekend possession in September as a crowd of local residents looked on.

In addition to the rail division, Story Contracting also has a construction division in which the team ensure high quality and timely construction projects. As a leading provider of specialised building and civil engineering services, construction activities have been the core discipline of the organisation since the company was first formed in 1987.

More recently, Story Contracting were awarded Best Project at the Network Rail Partnership Awards this year, with the event being hosted in June, at Birmingham. Picking up this esteemed award was a great achievement for the company, especially as they were up against some strong competition.

Collaborating with Network Rail, Story Contracting developed an innovative solution to close the existing crossing at Pleasington Golf course in Lancashire, in order to remove the high-risk and create an alternative method of crossing the railway. For their impressive results, they received the prestigious award.

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