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September 2018

Centregreat Rail

Caerleon Road Underbridge, Newport

Following the successful delivery of Phase 1, Centregreat Rail has been awarded Abergavenny Station Footbridge Phase 2, delivering the works for the Wales Route B&C team. Phase 2 works include cable diversions from solid parapet span, providing a temporary footbridge to maintain passenger access to all platforms, removal of the solid parapet span from site, both spans will undergo surface preparation, strengthening and painting by sister company, Centregreat Engineering, in our specialist off site facility. Both of the existing decks will be replaced with a load bearing FRP solution and all three staircases will undergo surface preparation, strengthening and painting on site in a controlled environment.

September 2018

Centregreat Lighting

Cardiff LED Lighting Upgrade Project

An interesting insight into the city-wide scheme installed by Centregreat Lighting.

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August 2018

Centregreat Engineering

Footbridge, Totnes, Devon

Centregreat Engineering recently completed the fabrication and installation of a 23.5m span footbridge, lift shaft towers and staircases at Totnes Station for main contractor Dyer & Butler. The old footbridge and staircases being dismantled and stored at Lostwithiel for possible reuse later in the year.

July 2018

Centregreat Group

Road Electrical and Technology Maintenance Contract 2018

This is a strategic win for Centregreat and ERH. The contract consists of category of works such as programmed works, urgent works and minor works and covers a variety of roadside technology including cameras, signs, lighting and traffic signals. The prior experience of ERH and Centregreat Limited, in relation to South Wales Trunk Road Agent (SWTRA) network and the assets upon it put us in a strong position and has ensured a continued service as we take over from the incumbent maintenance contractor.

July 2018

Centregreat Group

Welsh Transport Conference

Centregreat are proud to be supporting the Welsh Transport Conference in November. The event will bring the leaders from the region together to discuss devolution, new technology and innovation, funding and investment, the skills shortage and how we are going to align apprenticeship programmes to fit the needs of the sector, electrification, smart ticketing and much more.

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June 2018

Centregreat Engineering

River Usk Viaduct

Following a project award to deliver essential renewal work to the River Usk Viaduct, to ensure it remains safe and reliable for years to come, the scaffold and encapsulation has now been stripped to reveal the refurbished structure which carries the South Wales Mainline across the River Usk in Newport, South Wales. This is part of Network Rail's Railway Upgrade Plan which aims to help accommodate growing passenger numbers.

June 2018

Centregreat Rail

Caerleon Road Underbridge, Newport

The structural refurbishment & strengthening of Caerleon Road Underbridge in Newport City Centre has been awarded to Centregreat Rail. The award follows a competitive tender competition by IP Wales. Works will be completed over 2 phases with lane closures below the structure. This award reinforces our commitment to providing value engineering and value for money to our delivery partners.

May 2018

Centregreat Rail

Awarded multiple 5-year frameworks by the Network Rail Route Buildings & Civils teams

Centregreat Rail recently attended the National Launch Event in London, it was a proud moment for the business to be advised that from the nearly 2000 companies bidding for a place on the 54 available frameworks we made it into the 'chosen 34'.

We will now work with Network Rail to deliver over £3 Billion of infrastructure maintenance, repairs and enhancements.

May 2018

Centregreat Group

Apprenticeship awards

As an SME based in Wales, we are fully aware of the skills shortage our industry is facing. That's why we believe in supporting the Wellbeing of Future Generations (Wales) Act by actively encouraging and providing a range of apprenticeships. We are extremely proud of one of our current apprentices who has won two apprenticeship awards this year & now eagerly awaits the outcome of the JTL National Apprentice of the Year Award 2018.

May 2018

Centregreat Lighting

Centregreat Lighting (Scotland)

Our team in Scotland, supported by colleagues from Wales, have commenced an installation contract installing Philips City Touch Starsense nodes into existing Philips lanterns in Perth (Scotland) which is the first step to Perth becoming a Smart City.

Perth and Kinross will take data from the sensors help manage the city with the aim of "creating a city where many different sensors and devices are connected together drives improvements in city services and the operation of transport and other infrastructure."

May 2018

Centregreat Group

Engineering Project of the Year 2018

Greener Grangetown has been awarded Engineering Project of the Year 2018 at the Water Industry Awards. We're proud to have been a part of the innovative environmental (SuDS) project with sister company ERH, Welsh Water, NRW, Arup and Cardiff Council.

May 2018

Centregreat Rail

Cowbridge Rd Underbridge upgrade

Another important project for our Rail business. Works include structural repairs to the main girders following impact collisions, replacement of life expired steel parapets, local surface preparation & painting and installation of a chevron warning system.

April 2018

Centregreat Engineering

Successful installation and commissioning of Heybridge Sea Lock Gate, Essex

Following manufacture in 2016, the gate has been stored for 18 months due to issues with civil works and constraints on site. The gates main function is to act as a flood defence, however the lock keeper has also realised operating the gate during traffic movement gives him an increased lock size (i.e. more boats through the lock at one time); the new lock gate offers much greater ease of operation (push button which is less strenuous than manually moving the timber mitre gates.

The project involved the closing and draining of the lock in October 2017, crane lifting operations for the gates and the assembly and testing of the new gates prior to the re-opening of the lock.

April 2018

Centregreat Rail

Centregreat Rail mobilise to Network Rail’s Sudbrook Pumping Station

Delivering for the Network Rail Route E&P team in Wales, this pumping station in Caldicot, South Wales, is a critical Network Rail asset where 10 million gallons of water are removed from the Severn Tunnel every day to allow its continued operation. Centregreat Rail have been contracted to replace the life expired exhaust, attenuation and silencer systems for the five diesel generators that provide back-up power to the pumping system. Our directly employed mechanical engineers have worked collaboratively with Network Rail to develop a value engineered solution with phased installation to ensure an adequate level of redundancy remains in the back-up system throughout the project.

April 2018

Centregreat Rail

Centregreat Rail mobilise to Network Rail’s Sudbrook Pumping Station

Delivering for the Network Rail Route E&P team in Wales, this pumping station in Caldicot, South Wales, is a critical Network Rail asset where 10 million gallons of water are removed from the Severn Tunnel every day to allow its continued operation. Centregreat Rail have been contracted to replace the life expired exhaust, attenuation and silencer systems for the five diesel generators that provide back-up power to the pumping system. Our directly employed mechanical engineers have worked collaboratively with Network Rail to develop a value engineered solution with phased installation to ensure an adequate level of redundancy remains in the back-up system throughout the project.

March 2018

Centregreat Engineering

Centregreat Engineering complete Padstow Tidal Flood Gate (Cornwall)

Padstow previously had one major problem - on the equinoctial spring tides, it flooded. In 1988 this problem was addressed and over the period of two years, the present-day flood-defence scheme was built - sheet piling and extending the pier in the Inner Basin, building a tidal gate and raising the walls on Langford’s Quay. The result is that since the gate was put in the town has not flooded.

Centregreat Engineering recently completed the installation of a temporary flood defence and the removal and floating (first time this has been done at this location) of the existing Padstow Tidal flood gate; lifting it out of the harbour and setting it up ready for refurbishment.

March 2018

Centregreat Traffic Signals

Centregreat Traffic Signals win new multi-function site

The team have secured a new project for a South Wales Trunk Road Agency Traffic Signal Junction in Pembroke. Centregreat Traffic Signals will provide all necessary supply, installation and commissioning of the site to include slot cutting, design and MOVA.

March 2018

Centregreat Group

Pulling out all the stops to support clients and local communities in the severe weather

During the heavy snow, the Centregreat team (at all levels) were hard at work for the entire period, including the weekend, at times with 20 men out salting and clearing along with machine operators also clearing roads. A main access route through the Vale of Glamorgan to the west (including the airport), Five Mile Lane, caused major issues for travellers and the local authority but we persevered and eventually got through; clearing the route and enabling access to resume.

On the Sunday we focussed on the major schools (access routes, car parks, pathways) to ensure they were able to open safely on the Monday.

March 2018

Centregreat Group

Apprenticeship awards

As an SME based in Wales, we are fully aware of the skills shortage our industry is facing. That's why we believe in supporting the Wellbeing of Future Generations (Wales) Act by actively encouraging and providing a range of apprenticeships. We are extremely proud of one of our current apprentices who has won two apprenticeship awards this year & now eagerly awaits the outcome of the JTL National Apprentice of the Year Award 2018.

February 2018

Centregreat Construction

City of Cardiff Council Environmental Improvements Framework Contract

Centregreat Limited secured a place, alongside one other contractor, on this comprehensive estate regeneration schemes framework in October 2017. The framework covers:

  • Civil Engineering works: footpath renewal and carriageway resurfacing, parking courts and street lighting;
  • Public Realm works: landscaping, amenity areas, external seating and street furniture;
  • External Building works; boundary wall and fencing, gates and railings, refurbishment and renewal of bin-stores, sheds, garages and court-yards.

We have recently secured a number of schemes under this framework:

  • Alice Street, Butetown – Courtyard Improvement Works
  • Abergele Close – Courtyard Improvement Works
  • 4 fencing schemes & 3 garage sites

"...I just want to tell you what a fantastic team of workers you have had working on the table top outside our property. They have done an amazing job and are a credit to your company..."

Residents, Barry Waterfront

"Thank you everyone for taking part in this event today. Great that rubbish was cleared from the coastal path at Barry and separated for onward disposal. This type of event is an essential part of team building and working with the local community. Well done Great Effort"

Network Rail – IP WALES

"...our contractor Centregreat and the TM Crew ERH achieving the removal of 47 columns from the central reserve on the approach to junction 22 of the M4. This included a special high-risk activity to remove two columns that were close to the 400k national grid overhead power line. I would like to thank all involved for a brilliant effort in achieving this work safely with such a small working window of operation."

Project Manager, Skanska

"We have had a good working relationship with Centregreat, their approach to working with us has been collaborative and helpful. Works under our contract have been consistently delivered on time and within the budgets dictated by a pre-priced schedule of rates..."

Building Services, Vale of Glamorgan Council