Nottingham Electric Trams (NET) - Phase 2
We were delighted to be chosen to work alongside Vinci Construction UK on the phase 2 of the Nottingham Tram Network. This was to expand and upgrade the existing Line 1 and to create the new Line 2, linking in the south of the city.
Work began in 2012. Our fleet of trucks were instrumental in moving the muck away from sites, and the existing roads along the planned route, to help to create the new tram lines, and the new park and ride sites at Clifton and Toton, which combined have over 2000 parking spaces.
Some of the materials we supplied to help create the Park and Ride sites, were recycled from the former Lenton Flats - a project which saw 5 flat tower blocks demolished by our sister company Total Reclaims Demolition Ltd, producing 30,000 tonnes of material, 97% of which was recyclable.
We also supplied 1200 tonnes of our British Standard Topsoil to help with back filling at sites along the route, such as the Victoria Embankment, the Queens Medical Centre and along University Boulevard.
We sourced a special Golconda self-binding gravel to help create new footpaths and a cycleway along the route at Cator Lane and Toton Park & Ride.
We are proud to have been part of the Tram Project which will help to boost the local economy by up to £300m a year, and be key in creating up to 8,000 local jobs.
The A453, east of the M1, is the major route between Nottingham, the M1 and Nottingham East Midlands Airport. It carries up to 30,000 vehicles a day. Work finally commenced in January 2013.
The improvement work included widening the 1.5 mile urban section through Clifton from a two-lane single carriageway to a four-lane single carriageway (two lanes in each direction) with signalisation of the existing Crusader Roundabout and new signalised roundabout junctions at Green Lane and Farnborough Road.
A new roundabout at Mill Hill was to be constructed to the west to provide a connection to the existing A453, Fox Covert Lane and Clifton Lane via a new link road. This road provides a link to the new Nottingham Express Transit (NET) 1,000 space park and ride, transporting people directly from Clifton into the centre of Nottingham by tram.
We were chosen to work alongside Laing O'Rourke. During the course of construction, we supplied over 10,000 tonnes of fill sand.
We also supplied over 8000 tonnes of 6F2, all of which was recycled from the former Lenton Flats project.
The A453 finally opened in August 2015, and was renamed Remembrance Way, in honour of the same number of soldiers who lost their lives in the Afghanistan.