GRAND UNION CANAL PUMP STATION CHAMBER
Velta worked with Bridge Civil Engineering through their Canal and River Trust Framework to install a new pump station chamber on the towpath of the Grand Union Canal in Stockton, Coventry.
To ensure the safety of the public, we agreed a short-term closure of the towpath and put in place clear diversion routes for cyclists and pedestrians.
The location of the new pump station, and the width of the towpath, meant that access to the worksite was highly restricted. To overcome this, we planned the works to be undertaken using the smallest possible plant and machinery. The new pump station chamber was pre-cast off-site and transported to the worksite by excavator in accordance with our lifting plans.
Multiple culverts crossed below the towpath. We protected these prior to starting work to prevent damage when tracking machinery over them.
We worked alongside Canal and River Trust’s consultants to plan our temporary works to maintain the stability of the canal walls during excavation works, establishing exclusion zones to prevent overloading.
The works were completed successfully with no impact on the operational canal. On completion of the works, all verges and towpath surfaces were reinstated and the towpath reopened to the public.
Bridge Civil Engineering on behalf of Canal and River Trust
- Canal infrastructure improvements
- Complex temporary works
- Innovative methodologies to overcome site challenges
- Protection of culverts