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Award winners: watercourse diversion unlocking future access to UK’s first tri-modal port

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Date
13 September 2023
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Overview

The scheme consisted of the construction of an access road and the realignment of 0.75km of the Salteye Brook to facilitate construction of the UK’s first tri-modal port facility accessible via an in-land waterway at Port Salford.

Topics covered will include:

The role of effective collaboration with a range of stakeholders - including the local planning authority, Manchester Ship Canal, United Utilities, Environment Agency and Peel Ports – which was key to developing and delivering the successful scheme.

The numerous challenges that the team faced, including protecting critical statutory undertakers’ apparatus, accommodating future construction adjacent to the diverted river, the close proximity to the Manchester Ship Canal, deep excavations, poor ground and the risk of pollution to waterways.

The importance of minimising environmental impact which included the team identifying options to enhance the local environment, providing biodiversity net gain, minimising the carbon footprint and delivering £4.8m social and local economic value added.

Speakers

Robin Metcalf

Robin Metcalf

John Sisk & Son Limited

regional director (North)

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Robin Metcalf

Robin is an Incorporated Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers IEng (MICE) with 29 years' experience working for main contractors on major infrastructure projects in the UK and Middle East. Starting his career as a construction trainee for AMEC Civil Engineering, Robin has held senior management roles with tier 1 contractors and has a broad spectrum of experience covering highways, bridge construction, coastal defences, RC frames, marine, nuclear and public realm.

Kevin Wilcock

Kevin Wilcock

John Sisk & Son

project manager

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Kevin Wilcock

Kevin is an Eng Tech MICE, with 23 years’ experience. Working his way from trainee engineer through to his current position of project manager, his experience covers a wide range of civil engineering projects, including highways, MOD, marine, waste water, public realm and transport. 
Kevin was the project lead on the Salteye Brook Realignment at Port Salford, responsible for managing all operational and commercial aspects, third parties and stakeholders to successfully deliver the project. Kevin and his team are proud to have delivered this complex project with a fantastic health and safety record AFR of 0. 
Ross Cullen

Ross Cullen

John Sisk & Son

head of engineering services

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Ross Cullen

Ross is a chartered civil engineer with 20 years’ experience spanning research, design consultancy and design management for the construction of major infrastructure projects. Ross has worked for over 15 years with John Sisk & Son, initially in the Chief Engineers Office where significant projects included several motorway schemes and an immersed tube tunnel, waste water treatment plants, marine projects and tunneling. He is now the Sisk Group Chief Engineer / Head of Engineering Services leading an internal design consultancy focusing on technical support and temporary works designs, materials engineering and facades & fire for projects in Ireland, UK and Europe.
Richard Manock

Richard Manock

Pell Frischmann

technical director

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Richard Manock

Richard is a civil engineer with 30 years' proven experience on a range of civil engineering projects across many sectors of the industry including ports, waste to energy, education, healthcare, residential, public realm, active travel, transport, and highways. he is treasurer and past chair of CIHT NW Region,
Richard was the Pell Frischmann project manager on the Port Salford project, responsible for coordinating the multi-disciplinary delivery on time and within budget, whilst maintaining excellent standards of delivery to meet client expectations. This included managing a team of technical staff, client liaison, as well as sub-contractor and supplier management. 

For more information please contact:

Lauren Moczulski

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