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Siemens works with Fitzgerald on A34 project

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Siemens has worked with Fitzgerald Contractors to help deliver a highways project that involved building a new signalised gyratory on the A34 for Solihull Council.

This was a major civil engineering project to provide highway access to a proposed commercial and residential development, a new signalised junction on Haslucks Green Road and a new signalised gyratory on the A34 Stratford Road. The main section of work involved converting an existing signalised cross road on a major arterial route into Birmingham that carries significant and constant high levels of traffic flow.

According to Fitzgerald Contractors managing director Nick Coley, Fitzgerald Contractors were tasked by the client to provide a robust tender price for the scheme on a design and construct basis.

He said: “Through working closely with our supply chain partners, Fitzgerald were able to value manage the scheme to achieve the client’s aspirations and Siemens was critical to this process. They were able to offer Fitzgerald a fully designed compliant scheme that met the requirements of Solihull Council, was within the client’s budget requirements and met the challenging programme demands. The ability and willingness of Fitzgerald Contractors and Siemens to work collaboratively contributed greatly in the scheme progressing to site and the successful delivery of the project.”

Contracts manager Steve Jones added: “On what was a complex and challenging scheme, Siemens completed the main works on the gyratory to programme. A key facet of the scheme was the requirement for pedestrian management as the works were progressing. The input and expertise of Siemens was extremely helpful and proactive in connection with the temporary controlled crossing works throughout the site.”


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