October 23, 2017

Victorian mains replacement – Part 2, Reading and High Wycombe

J Browne have now commenced works for Eight2o in the Thames Valley area. In addition to the mains replacement works that we have already completed for in North London, we are now replacing 12km of water mains in the centre of Reading and 5km in High Wycombe.

The programme of work is being led by Contracts Manager Duncan Groombridge. Duncan has an experienced site management team working with him including Construction Manager Martin Hague.

For these projects we will be delivering the planning, streetworks, customer communication and back office services in house, in conjunction with Eight2o’s management team. Our traffic management business Browne Traffic Management Services(BTMS) provides all required TM services which gives us a significant level of control on this important aspect of the works.

All works are carried out with a zero compromise approach to health and safety and we always look to minimise disruption to residents and road users. Where possible we will use “no dig” technology to minimise excavation and roadworks. In both areas we have been able to design in “no dig” extensively.

Victorian mains replacement – Part 2, Reading and High Wycombe

J Browne has also partnered with Control Point as part of a technique asset improvement program on SMB’s mains replacement programme for Thames Water. This programme is driving excellent quality in the installation of new water mains, concentrating specifically on the electrofusion and butt fusion welding process.