Case Studies

Discover the range and scale of O’Rourke’s expertise in civil engineering and road surfacing. These case studies demonstrate the breadth and depth of our experience, but represent a fraction of our portfolio. If you would like more information about a particular project or sector, please contact us.

Sainsbury’s, Thanet

ISG PLC, May-14 to Jan-16

Client: Sainsbury’s

Main Contractor: ISG PLC

Start Date: May 2014

Completion Date: January 2016

Division: Surfacing

Overview
O’Rourke Contracting worked alongside ISG on the £19m redevelopment of Sainsbury’s, Thanet. The works included the reconstruction/ extension of the existing car park as well as an underground car park.

This project had an accelerated programme to meet clients date requirements which we supported through flexible working hours and night work. Working on the underground car park posed issues in terms of height restrictions and meant that alternative plant and machinery had to be used. It was also important to keep disruption to traffic and residents of the surrounding areas to a minimum.

Scope of Works

  • Reinstatement of drainage and service trenches
  • Supply and lay base, binder and surface course to car parks
  • Working to height restrictions
  • 278 Works
  • Binder and Surface course to Footways
  • Reconfigure site access

HS2 – Old Oak Common

Vinci, Sep-16 to Dec-18

Client: Bombardier

Main Contractor: Vinci/ Taylor Woodrow

Start Date: September 2016

Completion Date: December 2018

Division: Surfacing

Overview
O’Rourke Contracting PLC were awarded the contract for construction of new access roads and lorry park to the £142m HS2 station Old Oak Common. This project is one of the largest regeneration projects in London since the Olympics and comprised of over 16,000m2 of surfacing works.

We worked closely with Vinci throughout this contract to offer suitable alternatives and suggest appropriate materials for the works and have maintained a flexible approach to ensure that timescales are met and to minimize disruption to the surrounding area.

Scope of Works

  • Plane off existing carriageway material
  • Relay base, binder and surface course
  • Reconfigure existing site access
  • Testing of materials

Guys Hospital

Laing O'Rourke, Mar-17 to Sep-17

Client: Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust

Main Contractor: Laing O’Rourke

Start date: March 2017

Completion Date: September 2017

Division: Schemes

Overview
O’Rourke Contracting PLC successfully delivered the S278 highway works to Snowfields as part of the £160m construction of the new Cancer Center at Guys Hospital. This project proved challenging given the close proximity to the hospital site, and restrictions imposed namely having to maintain continuous unrestricted access to the hospital at all times. This was achieved working in close collaboration with the main contractor Laing O’Rourke, client NHS Foundation Trust and the London Borough of Southwark.

Scope of Works

  • Hard Landscaping
  • Soft Landscaping
  • Footway Reconstruction
  • Natural Stone Paving
  • Street Furniture
  • Carriageway Resurfacing
  • Street Lighting

Clarges

Laing O'Rourke, May-17 to Oct-17

Client: British Land

Main Contractor: Laing O’Rourke

Start Date: May 2017

Completion Date: October 2017

Division: Schemes

Overview
O’Rourke Contracting PLC successfully delivered the S278 highway works to Clarges as part of the £228m ‘super prime’ residential and commercial development in the heart of London. We are proud to have been part of the team on this prestigious project, assisting with our expertise and extensive knowledge of S278 highway works to help deliver a logistically complex and challenging scheme. Working in close collaboration with the main contractor Laing O’Rourke, Transport For London (TFL) and the City of Westminster.

Scope of Works

  • Hard Landscaping
  • Footway Reconstruction
  • Natural Stone Paving
  • Carriageway Resurfacing

 

Tower Bridge

BAM Nuttall, Oct-16 to Dec-16

Client: City of London Corporation

Main Contractor: BAM Nuttall

Start Date: October 2016

Completion Date: December 2016

Division: Surfacing

Overview
O’Rourke Contracting PLC were contracted to complete the carriageway and footway resurfacing to London Tower Bridge. These works were the most intensive undertaken on the bridge since 1962 and had a tight timescale which involved night work. O’Rourke Contracting PLC worked in partnership with BAM Nuttall, offering programme flexibility, and alternate construction materials and techniques, which ensured the works were completed ahead of schedule.

Scope of Works

  • Planing off existing surface and binder course from the carriageway
  • Relay binder and surface course to carriageway
  • Removing existing mastic asphalt from footways
  • Relay mastic asphalt to footway

 

Chiswick Bridge

BAM Nuttall, Feb-15 to Mar-15

Client: Transport For London (TFL)

Main Contractor: BAM Nuttall

Start Date: February 2015

Completion Date: March 2015

Division: Surfacing

Overview
O’Rourke Contracting PLC were awarded the contract for the surfacing works in the first major operation on Chiswick Bridge since it was opened. A key aspect of this project was the need to keep disruption to surrounding areas to a minimum, this meant that we had to work around the traffic and keep the bridge open during peak hours. This was achieved by working in collaboration with BAM Nuttall to ensure that lane closures did not occur during peak times and to keep weekend closures to a minimum.

Scope of Works

  • Planing off existing surface course from carriageway
  • Relay surface course to carriageway
  • Testing of material
  • Road Markings

 

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