CPC were awarded Phase 2 by invitation with agreed schedule of rates from phase 1 brought forward.
The work started 9th February 2014
This phase was from New St Station to Broad St and in some ways was more challenging than phase 1 despite less stakeholder interface. Again this was the replacement of parallel and crossing mains of sizes 50mm to 250mm.
All 16 connections on the first half of this phase were completed out of hours and a team effort multi-lay operation was put in place using traditional open cut and vacuum excavators with Centro/National Grid/NMC and WPD.
The route took us through New St and Victoria Square which is high in pedestrian use day and night. Focus was on members of public safety at all times with marshalling and forward planning for access egress in and around the shopping, eating areas.
The second half of this phase took us on to Broad St and the laying of twin 600mm mains along bus lanes and outside some of the most visited areas in the City, Centenary Square, ICC, New Library building and within 3 feet of the Boulton, Watt and Murdoch (Gold Statue).
Despite the complicated network in this area and some unchartered mains the work was carried out without any major supply interruptions and on time.