Vastint UK are part of the Vastint Group, an international real estate organisation. Vastint UK aim to create distinct urban environments inspired by how people enjoy working and living in the modern world.
This project was carried out within the existing highway corridor of Sugar House Lane and the A118 High Street, Stratford, London, which is an urban dual-carriageway through to the A11 at Bow.
The contract involved working within tight constraints imposed by ‘Transport for London’ including maintaining two way traffic at all times and two lanes in each direction at peak times.
The works were complicated by the discovery of a very shallow structural reinforced concrete slab under the junction resulting in the installation of shallow steel ducts bolted to the slab to accommodate the signal cabling plus the use of NAL shallow retention sockets for the signal poles.
The works comprised an all movements signalised junction to upgrade the existing left in/left out priority junction at this location including the removal of a section of central reservation to allow right turn manoeuvres as well as new bituminous regulating and overlay to the existing road surface.
The junction also provides pedestrian crossing facilities and advanced cycle Stop Lines whilst retaining the existing Transport for London Cycle Super Highway through the junction.
Due to the presence of the Cycle Super Highway the cyclists needed to be diverted onto the adjacent footway in order to allow the works to be undertaken until such time as it could be fully reinstated.
The key health and safety issues associated with this project were, working adjacent to live traffic and working around live services, both of which are common to all of the projects of this nature undertaken by ourselves.
In addition to these issues the presence of the Cycle Super Highway and also the proximity of numerous other construction projects and developments presented their own set of problems which were all accommodated within the development of the Project Health and Safety Plan.