As part of London’s cycle revolution, in 2015 the London Borough of Enfield was awarded £42 million of funding from Transport for London, under the Mini-Holland scheme. The project involved creating new cycle highways, which included: segregated cycle tracks, a super-hub, and cycle park areas to make roads in Enfield, Edmonton, Edmonton Green and Green Lanes cycle friendly.
The Cycle Highways project involved a comprehensive 3-year work program to construct 10 kilometres of cycleway in residential and business areas. Key challenges included: minimising disruption for residents and businesses, maintaining consistent site access and coordinating just-in-time material deliveries, organisation of very large teams of shift workers, working in densely populated and traffic sensitive areas 6 days a week and coordinating multiple 3rd party contractors.
Client London Borough of Enfield/Ringway Jacobs Date March 2016 – December 2017 Duration 21 months Value £42 million
10 kilometres of new cycle route on the A105
More than 2,000 metres of new drainage
6,300 meters of new and re-laid kerbing
More than 22,000m2 of paving
5 major junction upgrades/alignments
Cost savings £120,000 to date
Providing solutions for third party site delays
Marlborough’s large, in-house teams of multi-skilled Operatives and Specialists provided a perfect solution for a project that required several small gangs working simultaneously at multiple sections. Marlborough also organised a management team of 5 permanent staff to lead the project on and offsite.
“We’re upgrading 5 major junctions in quick succession, which requires exceptional traffic management. Marlborough’s Traffic Management has ensured the safety of highway users and been flexible to respond to changing traffic demands”.
Trevor King, Head Engineer, London Borough of Enfield
“One of the things I value most is their very collaborative and transparent team culture. It makes a big difference to have a contractor who wants to work closely with us and is supportive and responsive. With Marlborough, I get a team who are attentive, work collaboratively and honestly with me and don’t lose focus on delivering first class communications and compliance.”
Carly Norris, Project Manager Operations, London Borough of Hackney
“We saw huge benefits in appointing Marlborough as our full service contractor and we’re impressed – they’ve delivered consistent high quality service and superior quality control across every project. Marlborough, provide us with a ‘one-stop’ shop solution – we get the same quality of service and better control across all aspects of the project.”
Darren Bryant, Principal Engineer, London Borough of Enfield
“Over the last 25 years, I’ve worked with a lot of different contractors and Marlborough is one of the few companies that are passionate about delivery. With Marlborough we get one team, with the perfect blend of skills and experience: established gangs, proactive Project Managers and fully engaged Operations and Senior Directors. Time after time, Marlborough has proved themselves to us and pulled out all the stops to get the job done."
Rob Wybrow Construction Manager, Be First on behalf of Barking and Dagenham Council
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