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Barhale completes enabling works at high profile business park

25th August 2021

Our Northern team have successfully completed infrastructure enabling works for the western extension of South Staffordshire’s high-profile i54 business park.

Awarded by principal contractor Amey, the programme of works included the construction of a foul water drainage pumping station and associated M&E apparatus located in a purpose-built 10 metre deep, 5 metre diameter sunk into rock. Its construction as an underpinned shaft will provide the safest and most cost-effective solution.

In order to minimise impact to the local environment, the installation of associated sewer and pumping main pipework was carried out using a mixture of open cut and directional drilling techniques.

The western extension of the 98-hectare i54 business park will release an additional 100,000 square metres of development land adjacent to the M54 motorway on the border between the City of Wolverhampton and South Staffordshire. The existing i54 park is already recognised as a centre for manufacturing. Occupiers of the existing development include MOOG Aerospace, Eurofins Scientific and Jaguar Land Rover.

Nick Curtis, Contracts Manager, explained that the team is pleased to have played its part in delivering the first stage of works at i54.

“The i54 Business Park is an exciting project that is already attracting  international attention.” he said. “As a locally head-quartered business we are proud to be involved and very aware of the impact that the development has had to date in terms of regeneration, attracting investment and creating jobs. We are thoroughly pleased to have been able to successfully deliver our element of the works despite the uncertainties and danger of working during the pandemic.”