5 weeks


We were appointed by Nottinghamshire County Council to undertake footpath and bridge replacement works within the Pleasley Vale SSSI Railway.

This site is of both historical, industrial and scientific importance , with Roman ruins found in the area, alongside remains of many animals, including a Lynx, in Yew Tree Cave.

Works included the removal and replacement of a series of existing dilapidated bridges, footpath remedial works and new bridge foundation structures.

Site access was limited due to the isolated location of elements of the works,  leading to issues when transporting materials, plant and other goods. This necessitated  reduced plant formats e.g. Mini-diggers, and the use of hand excavation and delivery techniques to  minimise disruption to the delicate environment.

All works were completed by our directly employed workforce, who received specific training regarding the ecological matters present on site.

This included conducting twice-daily fingertip searches, detailed visual inspections and erection of specialist newt fencing to protect Great Crested Newts in the area.

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