Posted by David H W on 12 December 2016 | Comments

The Hinkley Point C Park and Ride facilities at Bridgwater, Junction 24 on the M5, include parking for 620 cars and bus parking facilities. It also offers a freight management facility including parking for up to 80 heavy goods vehicles, a freight checking area, associated parking as well as welfare and security buildings.

Lucy Holt, Project Manager – Associated Developments of EDF Energy, working with principal contractor Costain, planned and developed the site plan to enable safe traffic management around the site.
Having previously used Hardstaff Multibloc TVCBs with Unifence to protect building assets on the site, Multibloc TVCBs also proved ideal to separate bus and delivery traffic including HGVs upon entry. With the addition of more Unifence to protect goods and vehicles whilst held on site, as part of the traffic flow systems through Bridgwater towards the works areas within Hinkley Point C.


“From design sign off to delivery and setup, it was very easy with Hardstaff” commented Lucy, “the plan required the repositioning of the current system to enable a protected fire exit route from the warehouse buildings as plans are in place to begin storing goods to further reduce traffic movements.”

“I would just like to say that the installation team you provided were outstanding and by far the most efficient and helpful team we have had on site. We would happily recommend them to anyone. Their safe way of working and attitude was second to none.” Lee Allen Senior Quantity Surveyor, Costain Limited

The Hardstaff Multibloc TVCB and Unifence protect both building assets from vehicle movements as well as protecting the perimeter of the site for general security. Access gates have been strategically placed to enable emergency and security personnel access around the perimeter without reducing security. Lucy concluded by saying, “Hardstaff installers, working with Costain staff, were a pleasure to work with. A helpful and courteous team that I would recommend would have them back should a project require this kind of product in the future.”

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