A logistics challenge in the middle of London
The scale of the operation and the unique logistical demands of London itself meant that months of planning were required. We worked with local authorities and Transport for London, the body responsible for the transport system of Greater London, to carefully plot over 1,200 movements of concrete mixers and cement tankers. Our delivery included watertight concrete, with everything extensively validated to control key aspects such as concrete temperature. The mix was tested every 200m3 of the pour, resulting in zero rejections. In Birmingham, the Midland Metro Alliance, a team of design, planning and construction experts which is extending the city’s tram system, requires similar precision across an even greater range of materials.