Airbus Filton Strongfloor
South Coast Concrete Pumping Ltd has successfully pumped a 1,450m3 concrete slab for local firm Tercon working for Galliford Try at the new Airbus Wing Interrogation Centre in Filton, Bristol.
This ‘Strongfloor’ slab is the first of its type in Europe and one of only four in the world. The floor will allow Airbus at Filton to become a world-leading hub for aeroplane wing design and testing.
The secret to the success of the pour was meticulous planning and, after several meetings between South Coast, Tercon, Cemex and Galliford Try, all potential issues were addressed and a final action plan arrived at.
Two 36m Putzmeister pumps shared the workload pumping from either end of the slab. A 32m boom pump was on standby but, in the event, was not needed.
The pour lasted for 25 hours and was the largest single concrete pour in Bristol, to date.
Airbus Filton Strongfloor slab
We would like to thank all of our customers for their business in 2017.
This year has been an busy one for South Coast Concrete Pumping as we have continued to build our business. We are now part of a nationwide concrete pump hire group offering pumps in all areas of England, Scotland and Wales.
We look forward to serving you on sites around the country in 2018 but, in the meantime, enjoy your well deserved holiday break.
The flagship pump in South Coast’s fleet, the Putzmeister M63 has been resprayed in the company’s new blue and white livery. Previously known in the industry as “Big Red”, this iconic pump has now been rechristened the “Great White”!
Hinkley Point C new nuclear power station
The first concrete has been successfully poured for power station galleries at the new Hinkley Point C, nuclear power station. The galleries are a network of connected tunnels which will carry cabling and pipes. They will be some of the first permanent structures on the site. For this pour South Coast Concrete Pumping supplied two working 42 metre boom pumps and another 42 on standby.
First concrete pour for power station galleries
Hinkley Point C will relaunch the nuclear construction industry in the UK. It will provide 25,000 job opportunities and 1,000 apprenticeships with many of the jobs going to people living in Somerset. Three million tonnes of concrete and 230,000 tonnes of steel reinforcement will be used in the construction phase.
Images and text courtesy of EDF Energy
Crossrail has a Learning Legacy website dedicated to “the collation and dissemination of good practice, lessons learned and innovation from the Crossrail construction programme”. The material, consisting of case studies, technical papers, documents, templates and datasets, is being “shared for use by other major projects and is relevant to clients, corporates, and suppliers from main contractors to small and medium enterprises.”
Recently a technical paper was published on the Learning Legacy website about the design, detailing and construction of the Moorgate shaft base slab – a 1750 m3 pour carried out using South Coast’s 63m pump working alongside Camfaud Concrete Pumps.
The technical paper makes for fascinating reading, especially in regard to the pour preparations. As the paper concludes: “Careful planning of the concrete pour from reinforcement detailing through to road closures to give access to a constrained site in the heart of the City of London, the contingency measures for disrupted concrete supply and the control of concrete temperature led to the successful execution of what was at that time Crossrail’s largest concrete pour.”
Putzmeister M47 at the UK Concrete Show 2017
South Coast Concrete Pump’s latest large boom pump is on display this week at the UK Concrete Show 2017. The show is in Hall 5 of the NEC in Birmingham on Wednesday 15 & Thursday 16 February.
If you are planning to visit the show, please stop by the Putzmeister stand to take a look at this 47 metre boom pump. Representatives from South Coast will be at the show for much of the time, so please seek us out if you have any questions about hiring this most impressive pump.
Putzmeister BSF 20.09
Pictured above is the latest addition to the SCCP fleet, a Putzmeister BSF20.09, which is due to operate from our Maidenhead depot. With its short wheel base and narrow front outriggers (only 3.4m in width) we are confident that this pump will prove to be a big hit in the London market. The pump has a high pressure core pumping unit that will tackle high rise and long distance pumping contracts with ease.
If you would like to hire this new pump or would like more information, please call our hire desk.
South Coast Concrete Pumping Ltd (‘South Coast’), is delighted to announce, along with Camfaud Concrete Pumps Ltd (‘Camfaud’) and Premier Concrete Pumping Ltd (‘PCP’), a partnership with US based Brundage Bone, to create the world’s leading concrete pumping business. The partnership provides an exciting opportunity for us to continue increasing investment and innovation, to support further growth in these high performing UK businesses.
As part of the partnership with Brundage-Bone, South Coast will work increasingly closely with Camfaud and PCP, while maintaining and celebrating these three unique and highly respected brands. UK operations will continue to be headed up by the existing management team of Tony Faud, Peter Faud, Brendan Murphy and Damian Shepherd. Tony will also be appointed as a member of the Brundage-Bone Board of Directors.
Tony Faud, Managing Director of UK operations, said: “We’re very excited to be working with Brundage-Bone in creating a world leader in concrete pumping. Brundage-Bone is a natural partner for us and we think this partnership will create great opportunities for our staff, our customers and our suppliers. South Coast, Camfaud and PCP are strong businesses that are leaders in their own markets and, we believe, will continue to grow and innovate as part of this new, larger group.”
“Brundage-Bone is proud to welcome these outstanding businesses, which are known for excellent customer service, technical excellence across a multitude of complex concrete pumping applications and strong leadership teams,” said Bruce Young, President and Chief Executive Officer of Brundage-Bone. “The addition of Camfaud, PCP and South Coast fit well with our own business model, and together we can leverage our capabilities on a multinational basis to best serve our customers. Moreover, with the financial support of Peninsula Pacific behind us, we have the right foundation to continue to prudently expand as conditions warrant.”
The new Schwing S28X has landed! The smaller sister to the S36X, it is compact and versatile, and is destined to become a real workhorse in our fleet.
The S28X boasts the same key attributes as the 36 metre pump – high pressure, high volume and a small footprint on site. The pump’s vector system for safe one side support requires a width of only 5.96m fully rigged or 4.23m if working over one side.
We confidently expect our new Schwing S28X to become a favourite for high volume pours, especially on congested construction sites.
Schwing S 36 X
The latest addition to our fleet is now available for hire from our Fareham depot. This Schwing S 36 X will shortly be joined by another new pump, the S 28 X . These high pressure high volume pumps both have Schwing’s vector system allowing for safe one side set up. They also have the desirable straight out outrigger configuration and their arrival will only strengthen South Coast’s capabilities and reputation as a market leader for the hire of mobile concrete pumps.