Gallagher constructing new accessway in Surrey
Gallagher has started working on a new accessway which joins the two parts of the JJ Franks Betchworth Quarry. This next phase is fundamental to JJ Franks Limited, allowing it to continue operating its quarry activities and providing continued employment for its skilled work force.
This existing sand quarry with permitted landfill is located on both sides of the Old Reigate Road in Betchworth, Surrey.
Works commenced on Tuesday 8th November 2011 after agreements were signed off by Surrey County Council’s Highways department.
There are a number of existing services to be protected and supported for the duration of the works; one HV cable, one LV cable, one gas main and five BT ducts, which add to the challenges of the job.
Ladder beams have been used to span over the 16.00m excavation, with some services supported in split ducts and ratchet straps and the BT ducts using trunking and threaded rods.
Following the safe supporting of the existing services, the bulk excavation was completed in mid-November.