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Bertschi Teesside, Middlesbrough Road East, Middlesbrough

The project involved the development of a new 22,000m2 concrete yard extension for the storage of containers. The site is located adjacent to the existing Bertschi yard on a brownfield site which had previously been used for storage of materials and empty containers.

NNP were a subconsultant to Lynas Engineers who in turn were the Principal Designer for the Design and Build contract working closely with Seymour Civil Engineering to provide feasibility layout options; develop the detailed design; and advise during the construction phase.

The scheme included the design of a Roller Compacted Concrete yard and a lime and cement stabilized formation surface; we worked closely with the paving contractor to develop a durable and cost-effective solution. The use of RCC and ground stabilization removed a significant volume of material import and export and reduced vehicle movements during construction. Existing concrete foundations and sections of hardstanding were crushed to provide material for the pavement foundation.

The yard was designed to tight tolerances to allow the safe stacking of containers whilst providing adequate surface water drainage. The use of RCC removed the need for reinforcement; reduced joints; allowed early access for the client; and had significant environmental advantages.