G&B Civil Engineering wins Tyne and Wear Metro deal

G&B Civil Engineering wins Tyne and Wear Metro deal

Further improvements will be made to the Tyne and Wear Metro system after a second partnership was agreed with G&B Civil Engineering. The Camperdown Industrial Estate-based company has recently finished work at North Tyneside's Percy Main station and will now be challenged with modernising facilities at Ilford Road Metro station. Platforms will be resurfaced alongside the installation of new access ramps and tactile paving. Dual hand rails, seating and litter bins will be added, with vitreous enamel panels, a fresh colour scheme and way-finding signs also being part of the work. Speaking to the Journal, contracts director at G&B Jason Hind said: "The last few years have been challenging as the economy has contracted, so projects like Metro modernisation are vital for us and I'm delighted we have been able to secure this work. "We have been able to diversify what we do over the last few years to keep us going and being able to tender for public infrastructure projects is crucial for us." He went on to say that working on Metro stations in the north-east was "a nice project" as the public will be able to see and benefit from the improvements which are being made. Further civil engineering deals are likely to be announced in the future for the Nexus-owned and managed Metro, as it undergoes a £385 million modernisation programme. The government approved funding in 2010 and work is expected to be carried out over an 11-year period. Construction on the Metro system originally began in 1974, helping it to become the largest urban transport project in the 20th century in Britain. It was opened by the Queen in 1980 and has grown over the years to include two lines. One of those runs from Newcastle Airport, past the River Tyne and ending in South Hylton. This also takes in Newcastle, Gateshead and Sunderland. A second line runs between South Shields and St James and passes through destinations like Tynemouth, Jesmond, Newcastle and Jarrow.

Please rate

Comments 

Ctrl + Enter

Most Read

IR35 coming to the private sector in 2020

IR35 coming to the private sector in 2020

Due to changes introduced in the Autumn Budget, from autumn 2020, off-payroll working rules which have only been applicable to the public sector will be also implemented in the private sector as well. What this means, is that the end client (hiring manager) of a worker will now be in the position

Engineering in the UK: Outlook for 2019

Engineering in the UK: Outlook for 2019

Between 2015 till date, engineering has grown exponentially in the United Kingdom (UK) and Europe as a whole. This growth in the range of a 6% rise in number of UK engineering enterprises within the past couple of years has gone on to prove just how relevant to the economy engineers and the science

Updates on the HS2 project

Updates on the HS2 project

In our modern world where a good transportation network and an effective communication system are two important factors necessary for the growth of any community, the need for more accessible cities which cater for these needs optimally while also taking into consideration, the economic side of

This website uses cookies to enhance your user experience. By continuing to use this site, you consent to our use of these cookies. See our Cookie Policy.