In 2013 VGC Construction was engaged to undertake deep drainage works by Amey as part of its highways maintenance and improvement framework for Hampshire County Council. Amey’s framework contract is delivering routine, emergency and improved services for 9,000km of highways and around 2,000 highway structures for the third largest shire county in England.
The work that VGC undertook was located in a rural part of Hampshire at Newbury Hill near Andover. It involved a road closure to allow the installation of approximately 300 metres of large diameter storm water drainage pipes and the construction of two 7.2 metre deep 2.4 metre diameter soakaways. The deep excavation involved the installation of sheet pile temporary works supported by steel struts and walings. The design of the temporary works was undertaken by design consultants engaged by VGC.
Following the successful delivery of these works, main contractor Amey asked VGC to undertake the construction of a further two deep drainage soakaways including associated drainage.