Construction Index Features

Tue May 11 2021

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Reaching out

Specialist contractor Sheet Piling UK has started work installing two and a half kilometres of permanent steel sheet piles along a 5km stretch of the A19 trunk road near Stockton-on-Tees.

Sunderland on solid ground

Phase three of Sunderland’s strategic transport corridor threads its way through made ground and around a shipyard before tiptoeing over an infilled quarry, all of which demand complex groundworks. Helena Russell reports

Tough times ahead for fit-out firms

Contractors specialising in interiors and fit-out have seen workloads falter and profits slide. And now they’re facing the fall-out from Covid-19. David Taylor reports

Good vibrations

Sunderland’s new strategic transport corridor has seen piling specialist Van Elle using vibro stone columns for the first time on a major civils project. Margo Cole spoke to the company about its diversification into ground improvements