Bicester village rail car park, Oxfordshire.
The existing two storey car park was due for refurbishment with the introduction of new kerb lines and a central pedestrian refuge across the link bridge access way.
The main contractor, Sir Robert McAlpine, had to complete the work within a tight timescale with as little disruption as possible. Their sub contractor Realtime Civil Eng. Ltd, proposed the use of Scan Kerb, this removed the need to saw and channel cut the existing surface to bed traditional kerbs
The use of traditional concrete kerb would have extended the contract period and caused further complications during installation.
Scan Kerb provided a much quicker, less disruptive, and cost effective alternative
Scan Kerb is a reinforced concrete stick down kerb which has highways agency approval under (section 1101 paragraph 2 of Highway works.)
The standard B1 kerb (half batter profile) is delivered to site with the adhesive pre bonded to the underside of the kerb, the only preparation is to sweep the highway to remove dust and debris, prime the premarked kerb line with Scan coat, and bed the kerb in place, in cold weather it may be advisable to heat the road surface and underside of kerb to help speed up the adhesion process.
The key factors effecting the choice of Scan Kerb on this project, was the reduced contract period, and ease of installation.
The lack of excavation and plant requirement, also reduced the risk of damage to the surface waterproofing. This enabled Realtime Civil Engineering Ltd to complete the project on time and to the satisfaction of the main contractor and the client.
To complete the pavement, the newly positioned Scan Kerb, was used as a shuttering for concrete to be poured behind the kerb to form the pavement surface
Project completed June/July 2010
Points of Interest
- Quick installation required
- No disruption to the store 24 hour access required
- Wanted to remove the need for heavy plant and excavation
- Client wanted a quick high quality solution
Product: Scan kerb Type B
Scan Kerb Type B1-223No.
Scan Kerb Type B7-10No.
Scan Kerb Type B8-12No.
Scan Kerb Type B11-16No.
Scan Coat 25Litre-2No.
Sir Robert McAlpine
Realtime C E Ltd