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Supporting our customers in creating efficient transport links

MGF’s offering to the transport sector covers our entire range of products and indeed our added value services. Schemes for Highways, Tramlines, Rail and Tubelines range from small local enabling works utilising smaller trench support systems such as trench boxes, manholes boxes, drag boxes and trench sheets with walers and struts or manhole braces, through to large and often complex cofferdams comprising trench sheets or sheet piles and hydraulic bracing frame and hydraulic struts, to major support schemes utilising our Major Projects propping fleet and bespoke manufactured details.

The nature of the work in this arena tends to be particularly challenging, often having complex excavation geometry, surrounding structures and dynamic loading to consider, therefore a rigorous and collaborative approach to temporary works design is essential.

Our design team work closely with our Technical Sales team and our customers to ensure that excavations are designed with safety, practicality and value in mind, and are subject to the appropriate checking procedures.

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Case Studies

MGF support Lincoln Eastern Bypass

Galliford Try were appointed to build a 7.5km single carriageway road that would form a new bypass on the eastern side of Lincoln – known as the Lincoln Eastern Bypass.
When complete, the new road will connect the A15 with the A158, relieving congestion by up to 25% in Lincoln City Centre. Expected to cost £120million, the bypass will improve local infrastructure and enhance the inner-city environment (ref).
MGF were asked to support a phase of the project to ...

On: 20 Aug, 2019By: MGF

Gas Main Diversion at A14 Dual Carriage Way

Excavation works began in 2017 for the construction of a thrust wall to Auger Bore, to allow for the diversion of a gas main on Highways England’s £1.5billion A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon Improvement Scheme. This project includes both road widening and construction of a new stretch of road to help relieve congestion between the Girton Interchange and Brampton Hut. The four-year project is due to be completed in 2020.
The excavation was a short distance from the existing A14, which ...

On: 25 Jul, 2019By: MGF

Case Study: Waterloo Station Renovation

Providing two jobs at Waterloo Station posed new challenges for MGF.
MGF’s Rail Sector Manager, Mark Norton met with the contractors’ Senior Engineering Team to discuss shoring support to facilitate the construction of foundations for a new roof structure at Cab Road, Waterloo Station.
Multiple options were considered by MGFs design team during the early phases of the works to agree the most effective solution with the contractor. This iterative process was an important factor in delivering the works due ...

On: 28 Jun, 2019By: MGF

Case Study: VGC call in MGF to prove 1960’s foundations

To carry out their works on widening the M4, VGC required confirmation of the depths of the existing structural foundations.
As part of the M4 J3-J12 smart motorway upgrade, VGC were contracted on behalf of the Balfour Beatty and Highways England joint venture to carry out investigative works into the foundations of the Windsor Bridge structure. To further their capability within civils works, VGC required a greater understanding of where the foundations lay and their depths before the widening works ...

On: 11 Mar, 2019By: MGF

Case Study: Rail Electrification of the Chase Line between Rugeley and Walsall

ABC Electrical Ltd identified MGF’s Vertishore as their preferred solution for Network Rail’s track electrification.
As part of the extensive line electrification works between Rugeley and Walsall, an Under Track Crossing (UTX) was constructed at Bescot to accommodate a duct route for cables between cess catchpits at either side of the two lines of track.
After initially presenting to ABC Electrification’s senior Engineering team in Rugby and providing an overview of potential options, GRiPSHORE Vertishore range was identified as the ...

On: 25 Feb, 2019By: MGF

Case Study – Sandwell Borough Council Under Propping at A41

Project: Underpass Propping A41 West Bromwich
Customer: Sandwell Borough Council

As part of a major intersection upgrade just off Junction 1 on the M5, MGF was approached by Balfour Beatty to design and supply a significant temporary works scheme. The creation of a new underpass under the old roundabout would alleviate the heavy traffic congestion experienced at the junction.
MGF was involved with the scheme from very early in the tender process and spent the best part of 12 ...

On: 24 Feb, 2016By: MGF

Case Study – London Underground Sheet Piled Cofferdam

Project: London Underground Power Upgrade Programme at Griffith House BSP
Customer: London Underground
Main Contractor: Bam Nuttall

As part of the extensive, ongoing Power upgrade of the London Underground (Package 4), MGF had been selected by Bam Nuttall to assist in designing a support system for the construction of an rein-forced concrete sub-structure on Chapel Road.
MGF’s scope was to design and supply a structurally efficient temporary works propping scheme whilst not comprising site buildability. Due to deep and ...

On: 24 Feb, 2016By: MGF

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