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Barrow Docks

The site originally contained an old steel framed building which was demolished some time ago. To accommodate craneage for ship offloading a new surface of 960m2 was formed using fibre reinforced PAV2 concrete, laid to falls into a slot drain running the length of slab. The use of fibre reinforcement reduced the requirement for formed joints with their associated corrosion problems in a marine situation. A further 3200m2 of asphalt marshalling area was installed. All surface water was discharged into the dock via a petrol interceptor; protection against back flow into the system was via a flap valve.

Prior to the installation of the slab all the existing concrete foundations and floor slabs were grubbed up crushed and re-used as the sub-base for the hardstanding.

R G Parkins & Partners Ltd were commissioned by Associated British Ports to undertake initial investigations and prepare a design, including specification and tender documentation for the installation of the new hardstanding as well as provision of CDM Co-ordinator duties under a separate Agreement.

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