Fitzgerald (Civil Engineer Contractors)

East Side Locks Infrastructure Completes

Fitzgerald Contractors Ltd are proud to have completed the construction of the infrastructure at East Side Locks in Birmingham.

The project was delivered for Kier, as part of the first phase of a wider redevelopment scheme. The scheme consisted of a new foul and surface water drainage system and new and realigned highways to facilitate access to a number of future planned developments. New Street Furniture together with Surfacing and Hard Landscaping was also carried out to a high standard.

The final value of the scheme was £1,856,000 against an original Programme of 30 weeks. During the Project a number of significant Variations were introduced for completion alongside the Main Works; these included additional Hard Landscaping to an additional development, as well as providing the civil engineering works to facilitate a significant Auger Bore under the existing 24’ water main. Despite the additional works being instructed at a relatively late stage they were carried out with minimal disruption to the main works, and alongside the original contract works.

The scheme was designed to a high specification with the requirement for an exceptional level of quality. Over 1,200m2 of Granite Paving and 600m of Granite Kerbs were installed, Fitzgerald Contractors through their supply chain managed overcame the long lead-ins from the suppliers in China to ensure materials were of the right quality and delivered in line with programme.

The finished product is a credit to all involved, Michael Smith Managing Director of Landscape Architects Macgregor Smith Limited confirmed:

‘I would like to record that I am most impressed with the quality of contractor management and construction finish on the project. The finishes are some of the best I have seen for some while and in my view certainly award winning status. I would like to commend the Kier Team and their Sub contractor Fitzgerald Contractors’.