Civil engineering work on Cheshire highways project attracts praise from local business8th Feb 2018

Jones Bros Civil Engineering UK has finished works on the A51 as part of infrastructure for a £100m industrial park.

A team of 10 from Jones Bros has been on site for 4 months installing a roundabout on the A51, to provide access to the Cheshire Green Industrial Park.

The project has run on time and to budget, with two apprentices playing important roles as part of their development programme gaining experience on a highways scheme.

In addition, local businesses have also expressed their pleasure with how successfully the works have been carried out.

Hefin Lloyd-Davies, Jones Bros regional manager for North Wales and the North West, said: “Any highways project brings an element of concern from local residents, businesses, and commuters. Our aim is to keep disruption to a minimum while maintaining high levels of safety for our workers.

“We had temporary traffic lights and management in place for just 12 days, with a lot of civil engineering works compressed into this period. It was a tight window but the team on site worked well with Cheshire East Highways to keep the traffic flowing as freely as possible during the installation of the roundabout. The outcomes have been very positive.”

One local company in particular was very pleased with the works and wrote a letter thanking the men on site.

Nick Brookes, director at Nick Brookes Group, a skip hire and demolition company, said: “We were dreading the works starting as we expected to suffer long delays which would have been a nightmare as we operate approximately 40 trucks out of our depot on Green Lane on short haul work.

“The traffic control has been superb and has caused as little disruption as possible.”

Phillip Posnett, managing director of Cheshire Green Employment Park Ltd, said: “I am grateful to the excellent team at Jones Bros for the way they have gone about constructing the roundabout at Cheshire Green.

“They have done a first class job.”

Cheshire Green Industrial Park, which offers companies plots from 1 acre to 20 acres, is part of the Haughton Estate, managed and developed by Cheshire Green Employment Park Ltd. Construction work is due to start on the business park later this year.

It is on the A51 between Calveley and Barbridge, and next to Boughey Distribution. The location was chosen because of its easy connections with key motorways including the M6 and M56 as well as the A55 in North Wales.

The units, which are ideal for industrial, warehouse, distribution and storage use, will have access to fibre broadband as well as ample parking and a frequent bus service.

Founded in the 1950s and employing almost 350 people, Jones Bros has grown rapidly in the last decade.  It is currently working on contracts in various sectors including the construction of waste management facilities, highways, flood and marine defence and renewable energy projects around the UK.

For more information about the business park visit: http://www.cheshire-green.co.uk/