15 December 2015

£5 million contract secured for NLE project

A new contract worth £5 million has been won for work on London’s high-profile Northern line extension (NLE) project. 

The concrete is being supplied from batching plants at Wandsworth and Wimbledon. 

“This contract will keep our teams busy for quite some time,” said technical sales manager Jasen Gauld, who played a key role in winning the new deal. 

“The contract involves supplying 50,000 cubic metres of concrete and means there will be upstream benefits for other parts of the business. 

“Work started in November with deliveries of a specialist concrete for deep reinforced foundations and piling at the site where the new Battersea tube station will be built. 

“From a national commercial team perspective, the award of this new NLE contract is great news. It will build a strong portfolio for other work of this type in the area.” 

The work is part of the extension to the existing Northern line on London’s underground network, which will give new tube access in the Battersea and Vauxhall areas by 2020. 

“It involves great teamwork to deliver it,” said Jasen. “I have been tracking this major project and working closely with our customer Cementation Skanska for some time. 

“Trials took place at the Wimbledon plant where our operations and technical people joined forces to demonstrate our capabilities to the main contractor FLO and London Underground. 

“We are using cement from Ketton and Regen from Purfleet with stone coming from Whatley quarry and marine-dredged sand from Dagenham.”