Commissioned by Northumbrian Water to complete a Site Investigation and Working Platform Design on Network Rail land.

Northpoint was appointed by Advanced Engineering Solutions on behalf of Northumbrian Water Limited to complete a site investigation and working platform design for the Fontburn condition assessment.

The condition assessment is part of a larger scheme to maintain Northumbrian Water apparatus across the North East region. The Fontburn twin main is an overbridge asset on Network Rail land in Seaton Delaval.

Northpoint utilised a specialist modular drilling rig to undertake the ground investigation due to the difficult access associated with rail projects. The ground investigation encountered variable Made Ground and weak soil conditions at the proposed platform location. Northpoint partner with a variety of subcontractors to deal with any sites restrictions.

The Northpoint geotechnical engineering team apply their experience to complete platform designs to Network Rail and Northumbrian Water requirements. The platform design considered the problematic ground conditions and the adjacent live rail line. Providing a safe and economical solution for the client.