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  • Lavers Bridge, Chesterfield

    A new, upgraded vehicular and pedestrian bridge across the River Rother

The project includes the demolition of an existing bridge and the construction of a new vehicular and pedestrian bridge, providing improved access in the area.

The bridge has paved the way for the future development of the former Arnold Laver site and surrounding area, leading onto a new residential development. The completion of the bridge over a period of 24 weeks now enables 300 family homes to be delivered as part of the Chesterfield Waterside Development.

I was very satisfied with the performance of both the on and off-site staff who at all times acted in both a professional and approachable manner. The contract in general was conducted in a non-confrontational manner, with any disputes being resolved amicably by the respective parties. My overall view of Henry Boot Construction was that they are a business that are extremely professional, capable and trustworthy.

Ian Limb, Projects Director, Laver Regeneration Limited

  • 500


    tonne crane used

  • 11,933


    labour hours with zero reportable incidents

  • sustainable materials used

Project works

Initial works included site clearance, followed by the demolition of the existing bridge. As the only access to the West side of the site was via the existing bridge, the works were carefully sequenced to maintain access as long as possible.

Offsite manufacture was utilised due to the restricted site area, enabling the existing bridge to be demolished and the new bridge fabricated concurrently offsite. A crane was used to install the extra-long beams, helping to form the complete bridge structure. Once the deck was completed, kerbs and surfacing works preceeded the installation of other fixtures, including barriers and drainage.


Best practice

With exceptional health & safety standards maintained, the site team put many measures in place to ensure best practice. Measures were also taken for sustainable and environmental benefit including:

  • Recycling the existing steel bridge structure and concrete slab
  • Recycled aggregates used were possible
  • Use of sustainable materials

Involved in this project

Gardiner & Theobald

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