The Hallam Road project determined that the best way to remove the level crossing was to build a rail bridge over Hallam Road. Stilcon Scaffolding were engaged to supply structure access onto and into the u trough as well as edge protection. Stilcon Scaffolding design and engineering team were to supply design which ensured all safety elements and logistics required for the duration of the project were meet. The team needed to fulfil all egress and aggress for all workers on a 14-metre high skyrail with one station.
The scaffold design needed to support the u-troughs to span the double carriageway road (Hallam Road) during the occupation which was critical. The safety elements where critical as the train station was still fully functioning while work was taking place and had to ensure pedestrian safety when embarking and disembarking trains. This design needed to ensure that pedestrians could walk under the scaffold while works carried on above the pedestrian area. There were significant safety elements to take into consideration for the install due to the elements of the project – trains, cars, pedestrians and the onsite workers. Our design and operations team working together smoothly was critical to ensure this was executed successfully.
Stilcon Scaffolding designed and engineered the four main lift shafts for the Hallam Station project which were built off site and project managed off site at Stilcon Scaffolding facility. We fabricated and painted the steel while building scaffolding internally and a stretcher access externally once the lift shafts were established on the concrete slab.
This produced an acceleration for the SEPA team (Hallam Station) to be able to send trades do the glass works, the façade works, and the internal mechanisms of the lift shaft – off site. Each lift shaft once fully completed weighed a total of 30 tonne. Stilcon Scaffolding team organised for the cranes and the transport and the traffic management to be able to lift them onto trucks to send to Hallam Station site for their program dates.
This innovation of lift shafts being constructed off site – which is one of the harder elements of a level crossing removal – has given the LXRP & SEPA Level Crossing a solution to a hard task problem.
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