Sauchiehall Street

Sauchiehall Street

The project aim was to dig a series of trial pits or trenches along Sauchiehall Street & Cambridge Street in Glasgow City Centre, to map out the services along these areas.

Undertaking this work was anticipated to be challenging to deliver, especially Sauchiehall Street because the site works are invariably limited by a number of constraints, i.e. large pedestrians movements along and across the street between shops etc, site clearance works, plant/material storage capacity within a restricted working area, safe access/egress to working areas by suppliers/contractors etc, rate of safe trench excavation, presence of extensive chartered and no doubt un‐chartered services in all directions, the maximum volume of materials that can realistically be transported in and out of the site boundaries without unduly affecting /disturbing pedestrian/ traffic movements and reinstatement works etc.

Our works at Sauchiehall Street involved a combination of both manual and mechanical excavation of the trenches. With Health & Safety always a top priority, care had to be taken to protect our staff and members of the public by limiting the risk of striking any services. One solution to make the excavation as safe as possible and to reduce any damage to the services below ground was to use Vacuum Excavation which can be used on certain ground conditions to suck away the material looking to be removed.

Once all of the services were uncovered we then have to return the section work on to its previous condition which involved either re-tarring roads or pavements or returning the mono blocking to its original state

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