We have recently completed the civils work for the new Glider bus system in Belfast. The project commenced in September 2017, working in conjunction with Clear Channel NI, with 102 bus stops to form across Belfast from Dundonald in the East through to McKinstry Road in the West whilst taking in 10 stops through the city centre, which required extra attention to ensure minimal disruption.
Our scope comprised of traffic management, removal of existing footpath surface, excavation for in situ Reinforced Concrete slab, ductwork for power and communications and the supply and lay of over 9500m2 of Acheson & Glover Rimini Ground paving slabs using a duo of 600x400mm and 400x400mm units.
With the nature of the locations, each site was co-ordinated and managed to maximise productivity and reduce ‘lost time’. Working at up to 8 sites simultaneously, our supply chain was invaluable and the co-ordination of having materials on site for the least amount of time took meticulous management from our high achieving Site Team, led by Contracts Manager Gavin Connolly and delivered on site by Philip Gillespie and Craig Porter. Our client added a lot of additional works towards the end of the project, and our Site and Commercial Teams stepped up to ensure the works were delivered snag-free on time.
The Glider service went live on 3rd September as planned, with MARTIN receiving a lot of positive feedback from various stakeholders.
Well done to all of the MARTIN team, directly involved or part of the support network.