Network Rail has selected Morgan Sindall for the £20m North Doncaster Chord project. This project comprises the construction of a new 3.2km twin track railway and a six-span viaduct to add extra capacity and remove a critical bottleneck from the East Coast Main Line (ECML).
The development will include the construction of a highway bridge over the ECML and associated track and signalling connections. The works also involve replacing an existing level crossing with a highway bridge that will reduce the height of the new railway link.
Morgan Sindall said that it would be working with Network Rail and consulting engineer URS “in a new alliancing culture, which will harness efficiencies and mitigate risk”.
The second contract is a £22m sewer project for Yorkshire Water to improve Bridlington’s bathing water quality. In joint venture with consulting engineer Grontmij, Morgan Sindall will build two new combined sewer overflow chambers and an 800m-long, 2m-diameter, storm water tunnel. A new stormwater pumping station will also be constructed and the existing headworks building extended and its pumps upgraded. The Morgan Sindall/Grontmij team will be working at four separate sites across Bridlington.
Morgan Sindall Group chief executive John Morgan said: “We have a strong track record in the growth infrastructure sectors of rail and water and we look forward to working in close partnership with Network Rail and Yorkshire Water Services to deliver these important projects. We are focused on schemes which bring about improvements to environments and services and I am delighted that these projects will improve infrastructure for residents and visitors to Bridlington and for the thousands of passengers and freight services that rely on the East Coast Main Line.”