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Issue 02 : Winter 2011 In this issue: Poynton rejuvenated A1TM partner UU and Kier News from across the UK Awards and charity How we can help you

A1TM News A1TM work with Casey Construction on innovative revitalisation plan A1TM were delighted to win the tender to work with Casey Construction on the second phase of the Poynton Village Revitalisation Scheme. The £3.5m scheme is based on the principles of shared space, where car drivers, other road users and pedestrians share the same space. This approach has been utilised successfully in Holland since the 1970’s and is now being introduced in the UK.

For all your Traffic Management needs… At A1 Traffic Management we are highly experienced in all aspects of Traffic Management.

The A523, which intersects the village centre, is a busy section of highway. Linking Stockport to Macclesfield and on into Cheshire, it is vital to keep traffic moving on this important route. The traffic management plan included the installation of 3 way temporary traffic lights, a temporary road closure and corresponding diversion routes. The scheme is to be completed towards the end of 2011.

Our technical expertise and top of the range software ensures that we can work together with you through the design and planning stage to implementation, execution and management. 01903 209543 (South)

01772 467732 (North)

Preston Storm Water Scheme continues—and it’s heads together for the next stage! The £114m Ribble Estuary and Coastal Water Environmental Improvement Scheme is a 2 year scheme designed to ensure that Preston’s drainage and sewerage system is better designed to cope with large volumes of water such as storm water and flooding. A1TM was appointed as the Traffic Management provider for the programme last year and has forged a solid relationship with Hansons, KMI Water and United Utilities. The traffic management plan is complex and has changed a number of times due to project challenges along the way. When a sewer collapsed under one of main exit routes from city centre, repair work meant the need to tunnel across Fishergate Hill. Coupling their civil engineering knowledge with extensive traffic management experience, A1TM generated a number of different TM approaches to allow the replacement pipe to be constructed across the carriageway. Working together with the Council, United Utilities and KMI Water, the team were able to agree a unified and workable solution with the shared goals of safety and minimising disruption.

Brian Edwards, Principal Project Manager at United Utilities, explains:“This is engineering on a massive scale. Our assets, which we need to connect into, are generally within the highway. Therefore, much of our Traffic Management Plan has to be carefully planned well in advance of our work commencing. These plans are formulated in agreement with Lancashire County Council Highways following consultation with A1 Traffic Management. However, when we start constructing in the highway we still come across scores of utility services and old drainage culverts that are simply not marked on the charts. This requires us to act promptly to keep any disruption to motorists and other road users to a minimum. This is when our strong relationship built up with LCC Highways and A1 Traffic Management comes into its own. A1’s experience and professional approach to traffic management, coupled with their proactive approach, allows the project team to complete repairs on schedule and return the highway back to motorists as fast as possible.”

The tunnels programme continues into 2012.

A1TM becomes TM Supplier Partner to Kier Street Services "A1TM provide a high quality of workmanship, are responsive and professional. I look forward to working with them in the future.” Paul Burbridge, Kier Services

Kier Services environmental arm is a leading supplier of environmental services to the public sector. Services provided consist of waste and recycling collections, street cleansing, highways and grounds maintenance, the latter including a contract with the London Borough of Bexley to maintain green spaces for up to 14 years. A1TM have impressed Kier with their traffic management experience and service delivery in Kent and will be supporting Kier with the traffic management contract for street services going forward. A1TM look forward to building on a sound working relationship as a Kier Services Supplier Partner.

A1TM provides Traffic Management services nationwide …in Tameside...

A1TM up in Scotland……. A1TM have been working in Scotland, providing new site access for an industrial park on the outskirts of Dunfermline, Fife. Supporting Willowbrook Construction, they have installed traffic lights and narrow lanes to allow the site access to be created. Works will continue for the next few months.

As part of the area regeneration project, Jim Ennis Construction are building a new Tesco Extra in Hattersley, Tameside. A1TM have been providing the traffic management, to allow the carriageway to be widened and a new footpath to be created. The store is expected to open around Easter 2012, together with the new community facilities.

…in Luton...

…in Sheffield...

J Murphy & Sons Limited were happy

In partnership with Vinci

with the traffic management provided by A1 when they were supported by lane closures to install ducting in a busy area of Luton.

Construction in Sheffield, A1TM have provided traffic management for site access to allow Birley Community College to be rebuilt and refurbished, part of the Building Schools for the Future (BSF) programme. The project will be completed in 2013 and is one of a number of similar projects on a national level.

“A1TM are a professional and helpful team to work with. We look forward to building this relationship going forwards and will be using their services again.” Bob Sawyer, Site Agent, J. Murphy & Sons Limited

…in Gloucestershire...

…..and down in Kent In Cirencester, A1TM have been working with Dawnus

Construction, to install a new pedestrian and cycle bridge across the busy A419, to allow access from the housing estate into the town centre.

A1TM have been supporting Kier Street Services in Kent, providing Traffic Management to facilitate the term maintenance contract for the area.

A big thank you all our new clients in the last 6 months…. Flynn Construction Glencroft Civil Engineering Ltd DCT Civils Ltd KMI Jim Ennis Construction Ltd Casey Construction J Murphy & Sons Ltd Dawnus Construction Ltd Jacques Plant Hire Ltd (Surrey) J K Guest Ltd Kier Construction Kier Street Services (Kent)

Donegan Civil Engineering Ltd Signway Supplies (Datchet) Ltd Vinci Construction Willowbrook Construction Ltd Hanson Multipave JJ O’Grady Ltd A E Yates Ltd Globe MSL Radius Crane Hire United Utilities Traffic Direct

HTM Ltd Finnemore Ltd JMK Civil Engineering Ltd Compsty & Son Ltd Westshield Ltd Westfield Tree Services May Gurney Ltd Askam Construction Civil Solutions Ltd Lanes for Drains Traffic Signals UK

….and to all our Council contacts nationwide, especially Lancashire County Council for their continued support over the last 8 years.

A1TM receive a partnership award from the Prince’s Trust and a thank you award from Army Headquarters 42 North West Brigade A1 Traffic Management have been presented with 2 awards—a partnership award from The Princes Trust and a thankyou award from the Army, for their partnership and positive contribution in their Tactical Engineering Development (TED) programme. TED is an engineering-based hands-on course for young people that gives them skills and confidence, helping them to go on into work or further education. A1TM have been supporting the courses since they began several years ago and recognise the support and direction they provide to young people. The course finale is a buggy track day, allowing the students to test the fruits of their hard work! We have been involved in this course from the outset and it is always great to see the handson skills and confidence boost that it gives to its students –and we always enjoy the track day fun! Simon Gilford—MD, A1TM

In addition, A1TM has been proud to support the following charities in 2011…….

Fresh-look Website launched…. In the last few months, A1TM has launched a fresh new website, packed with information about the company, latest news stories, case studies and live traffic information to keep you up to date with the roads near you. The team are pleased with the eyecatching look and interactive functionality. Next step plans include a client area….so watch this space! Check it out on

...and find us on Facebook Visit us on a1trafficmanagement

to hear more about what we’re up to and how we can help you!

Traffic Management Services Standard and bespoke signage – our in-house

More than just a Traffic Management company…

equipment means we can make you a sign in minutes TM equipment hire incl. VMS signs Narrow lane running

Our extensive experience of small to large scale event management gives us the broader view of your event. We have traffic-managed some of the largest outdoor events in the North West in recent years.

Stop/Go and Traffic Lights Temporary Pedestrian Crossings Road closures and diversions Impact Protection Vehicles

We can help you by offering a wide range of services that can assist in minimising event-related congestion and incidents - ensuring safe roads, reliable journeys and informed travellers.

Single lane running Contraflow Barriers, incl. water filled, crowd control and MASS barriers and fencing

Our experienced design team will help you plan. Our proven track record and wide range of industry and regulatory contacts ensure a streamlined approach from conception to the event itself.

Event traffic management

Cutting through the red tape… We will keep you abreast with the latest regulatory and legal requirements. We will work closely with all the necessary organisations to ensure a streamlined process, obtaining the necessary approvals, TTRO’s, permissions and licenses without delay. Our close working partnership with Joint Agency Groups and Safety Advisory Groups means our understanding of your project goes beyond pure traffic management – making your life simpler.

Traffic Management Consultancy Top-of-the-range software, producing detailed, easy to read drawings Extensive technical expertise Tender support and buildability testing Traffic Safety Officers Road Safety Audits 3-D Site Modelling

Contact us for more information and to discuss your requirements Quotes or Tenders: Call Andy on 01903 209543 or Steve on 07841 611573 A1 Traffic Management Limited Old Swarf House, Lancashire Business Park, Leyland, Lancashire, PR26 6TZ T: 01772 467732 T: 01903 209543 E:

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