2km Public Right of Way

The Green Port Hull vision is to establish Hull and the East Riding of Yorkshire as a world class centre for renewable energy, creating wealth and employment for the region.

Together with development partner Associated British Ports, Siemens is investing £310 million in offshore wind turbine production at Hull’s Alexandra Dock, directly creating 1,000 new jobs and many more during the construction phase and in the supply chain.

Our company was engaged to carry out a key enabling scheme, which consisted of the construction of a public right of way diversion to route the footway/cycleway around the Siemens / Alex Dock site. This scheme was carried out under the spotlight as it had to be completed before the main contract works within Alex Dock could commence. The scheme comprised of: Site clearance and construction of approx. 3km of new footpath and permissive cycleway including engineering works to raise ground levels; new ramp/steps and interface works at southern end of Western leg; Alterations to flood wall; Works to existing bridge; Pedestrian crossings; Provision of hard surfaces new fencing and gates; street lighting and feature lighting columns; street furniture; railway feature sleeper walls; reclaimed dock coping stone retaining walls; Soft landscaping/planting; drainage works.

The works also included the construction of a ramp and staircase to provide pedestrian access from the A1033 Hedon Road opposite Hull Prison. This aspect of the works required ground stabilisation as it was built into an existing embankment and was extremely challenging as traffic flows where required to be maintained throughout as the A1033 is the main arterial traffic route for traffic coming in and out of Hull.

CR Reynolds Ltd successfully completed this contract on time, within budget and to the delight of the client and all interested parties.

Construction of new public right of way and associated works

Client: Associated British Ports
Location: Alex Dock, Hull, East Yorkshire
Contract Value: £2,000,000
Contract Period: 32 weeks (October 2014 - May 2015)