We maintained pedestrian access over the railway throughout the duration of the works and the bridge was re-opened three weeks ahead of schedule.
Our project team worked closely with Blackpool Council and the local community, organising phased letter-drops to local residents, businesses and organisations, as well as engagement with the local press, to ensure the works were well publicised and motorists were kept informed.
Engagement with the local schools ensured that children in the area understood the dangers associated with construction sites, and we also aimed to inspire the youngsters about a potential career in the construction industry. As a result, 17 school pupils were offered the opportunity to ‘apply’ to take part in a supervised visit to site.
Further involvement with the community saw a time capsule placed on the bridge by the children to mark its opening.