Cleveland Bridge UK says that it has achieved an increase in onsite activity during the pandemic. The firm reports significant growth for its onsite activity during the first six months of the year, despite the global pandemic.
The Darlington-based structural steel specialist has seen a 40% jump in business activity during the first half of the year compared to the last six months of 2019. The company has been able to continue to deliver projects during the lockdown period.
Since January, the company has completed steelworks for some major projects. During the lockdown period Cleveland Bridge successfully installed the last of four bridges as part of the £79 million A13 project, which involved widening the road between Orsett and Stanford-le-Hope. The company also completed its work on the Carrington Bridge project, a new road crossing spanning the River Severn in Worcester.
More recently the company fabricated and installed a major new bridge for the Congleton Link Road project. The 90m-long two-span bridge was required to carry the road over the River Dane. Comprising six lines of steel girders, forming three braced pairs, the entire steel structure weighed 514tonnes. All steel components were fabricated from weathering grade steel, which requires no painting or treatment throughout its life.
The increase comes after Cleveland Bridge UK acted quickly to implement new ways of working as a result of the pandemic, including the lockdown period, to enable the continued fabrication and delivery of completed structures to various sites.