Throughout the delivery of the project the Story team worked in close collaboration with a variety of key stakeholders including Environment Agency, Cumbria County Council, South Lakes District Council and Sustrans to ensure the successful completion of the works.
As the structure is adjacent to a key road in Kendal town centre, works were planned so as to ensure full capacity of highways, minimising disruption to local residents.
Close collaboration also enabled the works to tie in with the adjacent EA Flood Risk Management Scheme, with the structure’s abutments and training walls acting as flood defences.
Works were also designed and carried out so as to meet strict environmental consents, mitigating any risk of pollution to the river Kent. In order to mitigate contract start delays and manage risk, Story attended site in late 2021 to complete additional statutory diversion enabling works, which allowed main contract works to begin in the first weeks of 2022.