Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

Morgan Sindall refires precast factory

Ridham precast factory

Morgan Sindall’s specialist Ridham Precast Facility will restart operations in July, following an £8M order for work on the London Underground

The order has come from FLO, the Ferrovial Agroman Laing O’Rourke joint venture responsible for constructing the Northern Line Extension in Battersea on behalf of Transport for London (TfL).

The Kent-based facility makes bespoke concrete segments to tight tolerances so they can slot together to form tunnel rings. It can make 70 rings per week with a team of 45 people working in shifts.

It has been asked to make 3,280 concrete tunnel rings of 5.2m diameter. They will line 2.4km of tube twin tunnels.

Morgan Sindall senior operations manager at the Ridham facility David Hicks said it was great news for the local community.

”We’re currently re-commissioning the factory, getting it ready for production ahead of the start-up date in July. We’re pleased that our capabilities here will help with the completion of key infrastructure upgrades in London,” he said.

The factory previously made 7.8m diameter rings for a stretch of Thames Water’s Lee Tunnel in London.


Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions. Please note comments made online may also be published in the print edition of New Civil Engineer. Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.