We were awarded the package to install approximately 140 m of adoptable foul sewer inside an active carriageway. This included road closures, bus shuttles, services avoidance, deep excavations and reinstatement.

All Traffic Management, Section 50 adoption licenses and public relations were provided in house. We also had to work in co-ordination with Anglian Water, and school bus routes and a private housing development were to be kept operational alongside access to a stately park and local businesses at the far end of the working site.

Pre-planning with the Streetworks team, Highways Inspector, Site management and local residents was critical to enable the smooth delivery of the project. Value engineering was introduced and a lightweight adoptable pipe system installed, this helped reduce the programme of works.


The project was completed on time and on budget, with both Anglian Water and the main client praising the effort of staff and management.


This project has lead us to incorporate new products on many other works, reducing the timeframe, environmental impact and providing cost savings.