Reading Viaduct Elevated Railway

Steelway were chosen to manufacture and install access metalwork to the £1.4m Reading Viaduct. Balfour Beatty were the main contractor on the project and chose Steelway as they had previously successfully completed a £2.5m access metalwork project at Heathrow T5 & Piccadilly Extension line.  

The Reading viaduct included 7 Emergency Staircases, 3500 meters Parapet Handrailing including solid sections, 140 meters ball type handrail and 1200 meters of cable trays. The majority of this work was carried out between March-October 2014.  

Paul Barnett Commercial Manager at Balfour Beatty Construction Services UK had the following to say about Steelway’s involvement with the project.

It has been an incredible achievement over the past few months of which Steelway have been a significant part. Their contribution to the project has been excellent. Let’s all make sure this continues over the next few week.”

Paul was not the only member of the main contractors to be impressed by the work carried out on this particular project. Executive General Manager for Balfour Beatty RICHARD ADAMS visited the site during installation and commented:

“Ancillary works of handrail installation and tray works is progressing better than we had expected. We have done brilliantly to get over the challenges of hydro-demolishing a piece of wall but the speed we have got back up and running again, hugely impressive. The massive culvert works installation has progressed quietly, efficiently and safely which is another credit to the team.”