Greatham Beck, Hartlepool


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Network Rail enlisted Seymour to undertake regeneration works on a brick Victorian rail underbridge. Extensive ecological considerations required constant collaboration and consultation with The Environment Agency to coordinate best outcomes for these works on a Site of Specific Scientific Interest (SSSI).

All brickwork and masonry was cleaned and updated; a reno basket, over-pumping system, dam, and gabion baskets were installed; the culvert was lined internally; an access/egress track was created then reinstated; and soft landscaping carried out with local ecological requirements as a priority.

Rare migrating fish and birds required a split programme which allowed for their protection and sustained their habitat.

Value engineering devised by Seymour reduced the project timescale by 15% and cost by 8% with waste being designed out of the scheme. There were zero reportable Health & Safety incidents and previous best engineering experience provided solutions with a saving of £80k over 10 weeks.

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