Culvert Replacement & Village Square Refurbishment, Burton-in-Kendal, Cumbria


South Lakeland District Council




November 2019 - March 2020

The Project

Replacement of a large culvert and refurbishment of the village square at Burton-in-Kendal. The project involved the construction of a new 70m culvert and associated general refurbishment of the village square adjacent to the culvert including:

  • Full survey and marking out
  • Construction of a new 70m culvert inclusive of four new manholes
  • Installation of 65m of new conservation kerbing
  • Installation of 165m2 of new Tegula paving
  • Laying of 225m2 of imprinted mastic
  • Removal and re-laying of cobble surfacing.
  • Installation of 62m of Gatic slot drain

Construction of the new culvert and village square refurbishment in a congested environment

Key Quantities

Culvert Replacement
0 m
Tegula Paving
0 m2
New Manholes
Imprinted Mastic
0 m2
Conservation Kerbs
0 m
Gatic Slot Drain
0 m

Challenges and Successes

The construction site was located in a very congested village area where access was required at all times by village residents. Close liaison with the village residents and flexible working ensured that access was maintained to village properties whilst carrying out the works and the import/export of materials was efficiently managed.

The significant amount of uncharted buried services in the construction area required us to hand dig a large proportion of the area. This was successfully carried out without damaging any such services.

We successfully protected and worked around historical monuments adjacent to the construction site and delivered the project on time with no damage to any property.

Client Benefits

The surface water outfall has been significantly improved, alleviating flood risk in this area. Additionally, we overcame every challenge on behalf of our client and the local residents are very appreciative of our commitment, professionalism and the quality of the finished project.

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