Mixamate delivers for HOCHTIEF on important Higbury and Islington railway bridge project

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Mixamate recently delivered on an essential railway bridge project for Hochtief, which took place at Highbury & Islington rail station in North London over the festive period. The work called upon the precision and flexibility of Mixamate’s multi award-nominated all-in-one Concrete Pumping Truck, capable of the delivery, mixing, and pumping of concrete from a single vehicle.

The Highbury Corner bridge was originally built around 1850 and carries the A1 (Holloway Road) over the London Overground line. The bridge also sits under the Highbury and Islington station building and forecourt, making it an important causeway within a busy hub on London’s transport network. In total, two main bridge structures had to be renewed, with work taking place during a 20day closure of the A1 and a 195hour possession on the London Overground lines.

“The bridge infrastructure around Highbury & Islington station was in a poor state of repair and so it was essential that it was updated,” said Steve Turner, Project Manager for HOCHTIEF. “During this 20day project the HOCHTIEF teams worked 24 hours a day to achieve the programme. During the works, there were a number of concrete pours where access was limited and the programme was tight. Mixamate was able to provide a flexible solution with their all-in-one Concrete Pumping Truck.”

HOCHTIEF is a global construction group with a well-publicised heritage in delivering smart solutions across rail infrastructure, energy, tunnelling and civil and structural engineering. With a global workforce of more than 51,000 employees, the construction group delivers cutting edge projects around the world with an annual turnover of approximately €20 billion, and sits on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index.

With an increasing demand for concrete pumping services in construction, particularly within the rail sector, Mixamate has developed and manufactured its own all-in-one Concrete Pumping Truck. The machine’s capabilities make it ideal for often hard to service railway projects, which need to be completed within a tight turnaround time and often at difficult times such as this job during the Christmas period. The company was delighted to add its own unique technology to what was clearly an essential and highly technical infrastructure project.

“Due to the nature of the works the Mixamate solution was able to adapt to change and offer cost savings versus traditional concrete delivery methods,” said Steve Turner. “The new structure has a lifespan of 120 years. I would recommend the Mixamate system to others.”

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