The new Cat D6T is being put to the test at St Modwen’s £100m town centre masterplan at the former MG Rover site in Longbridge. The development will feature the Midlands’ largest Marks & Spencer store comprising 150,000 sq ft, a six-floor multi-storey car park and an additional 45,000 sq ft of retail, restaurant and café space.
Appointed by principal contractor Morgan Sindall, O’Brien is delivering a highways package – including earthworks, 1606 metres of drainage up to six metres deep and 4500 metres of kerbs and edgings.
O’Brien has spent £2.2m on new plant over the last 12 months. As well as this Cat D6T it has bought two new Volvo A25G articulated haulers, three Volvo EC140DL excavators and a Cat D6N dozer. The investment is part of an ongoing diversification strategy to transform the business.
Director Mick O’Brien says: “Throughout the years, our expertise has grown but our aims remain much the same – to work with our clients as an expert partner and provide industry-leading staff, technology and skills to deliver end results that exceed expectations.
“To achieve our goals, we believe we must continue to invest in our people, software and machinery to ensure we continually improve the quality of our work and the speed of installation, saving our clients both time and money.”