Managing construction impacts
Carillion Morgan Sindall Joint Venture (CMS JV) are committed to working with Stockport, Cheshire East and Manchester City Councils to ensure that local communities are kept informed throughout the construction of the scheme about the works and how they may affect you. We work within the framework of the Code of Construction Practice and Considerate Constructors principles to minimise impacts of construction activities on the local community.
Our team are dedicated to engaging with the community to raise awareness of the scheme and to make sure local people are the direct beneficiaries of the investment of the project.
You can contact us directly by phone or email if you have any questions or comments about our works.
Construction Logistics Drawing
Information about how the logistics of the construction works will be managed, including construction traffic routes and the location of contractor compounds are provided in the drawing below.
Code of Construction Practice
We have developed a Code of Construction Practice PDF 183Kb (the Code) to protect the interests of local residents, businesses and the general public in the immediate vicinity of the construction works.
The Code will seek to minimise impacts, such as noise, vibration and traffic, during the period of construction.
The Code was submitted as part of the Planning Application for the scheme. It is the responsibility of the appointed contractor, Carillion Morgan Sindall joint venture, to comply with the Code.
Considerate Constructors Scheme
In addition to the Code, Carillion Morgan Sindall joint venture has adopted the recommendations of the Considerate Constructors Scheme which aims to ensure good construction practice on the part of the contractor.
Minimising the traffic impact of construction
Carillion Morgan Sindall (CMS) is committed to minimising the impact of construction works on the local area. A key element of this is minimising the amount of construction traffic using the existing local highway network in the following key ways: –
- We are retaining all earth on site. A small percentage (hopefully less that 10%) will need to travel on the existing network but 90% will travel along the route of the scheme avoiding existing roads. We have worked hard to design the scheme so that excavated material is used for either road embankments or landscape bunds.
- We are stabilising existing clay for form the road foundation layer (capping) and the subbase layer. Usually these layers are constructed from imported crushed rock which would need to be brought in by lorry. This equated to approx 100,000 tonnes of material or 11,000 lorry movements.
We will establish several satellite compounds along the route of the scheme. This will avoid construction plant and personnel having to drive up and down the job throughout the day. Plant and materials will be delivered where they are needed and not to a central compound where further redistribution would be needed.
CMS will also be actively managing the Utilities work and will be looking to reduce the impact of their Traffic Management wherever possible. This includes measures to minimise disruption such as temporary works or weekend working. CMS will engage with utility companies at an early stage to identify these opportunities early enough so that they can be agreed and implemented.