MegaTech Projects Ltd (MPL) were awarded the contract to install an Expanded Polystyrene System (EPS) platform extension at Pershore in the North Cotswolds.
During a 7 day Blockade in November 2018 MPL installed the 60 metre Expanded Polystyrene System (EPS) platform extension. Working with Dyer and Butler as the Main Contractor to deliver for Great Western Railway, Pershore was designed by Network Rail’s Aecom design team.
Pershore was the first platform to be installed out of 6 that MPL installed in 6 days during the blockade, the modular extensions totalled 380 linear metres. Pershore had many design obstacles, notably 3 existing UTX chambers which lay in the center of the area of the proposed extension. MPL had ‘Special’ EPS made to fit around these chambers and cast manholes into the Pre-Cast Concrete slabs which would lie above them.
This meant the UTX’s could remain in use and easily accessible should any maintenance be required in the future. Pershore took a total of 20 working hours to install. For Pershore and all other installations on the North Cotswolds project the precast slabs also had re-enforced sections cast in to the rear which allowed the fencing to be easily fixed on, further reducing in-situ works.