NewCo Scaffolding making a difference under the A52 Clifton Bridge 


Tamworth-based NewCo Scaffolding has completed the first phase of the scaffolding works on the A52 Clifton Bridge repair scheme near Nottingham.

The company told Scaffmag its scaffolding package involved designing and erecting a tube and fitting birdcage from spans 1-3 erected from ground level. There were various interfaces with the public including a 22m beamed access scaffold over the main carriageway of the A52 Nottingham.

The second phase involved using Peri Up for the suspended sections of scaffold erected over the River Trent. The work is being carried out by a team of 10 skilled scaffolders and they are currently ahead of the original program set out by the client.

Danny Golden, commercial director at NewCo, said: “Pre-planning and attention to detail are critical parts of this contract. We developed a design with Creator, our retained design consultants, and devised a solution that is safe and efficient. 

During the course of the work safety management and training has been an absolute prerequisite to manage the risks of working alongside busy main roads and at height over the River Trent.”

The A52 Clifton Bridge Repairs contract is being carried out for Highways England, the main contractor is VSL Infrastructure Services and the scaffolding design for NewCo was provided by Creator Scaffold Designs. The programme runs for 52 weeks.