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16th May 2017


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An Ainscough team from the Coventry depot, with support from the London Hire Centre has completed work at a new multi-million pound sports and leisure complex in Oxfordshire.

The South West Bicester Sports Village is a six month £3 million scheme comprising a two-storey sports and events pavilion, grass rugby pitch, tennis courts and the construction of a new cricket hut. Associated work includes utilities systems, landscaping, security fencing, floodlights and access roads.

A Liebherr LTM 1150-6.1 all-terrain mobile crane was used to install eight box culverts which will help with the flood relief at the site of the areas redevelopment. Each culvert weighed 23.5 tonnes and Ainscough were contracted by Bridge Construction Ltd for the one-day contract lift.

Kevin Barlow, Contract Lift Manager for the London Hire Centre, said: “This was a project that required a range of skills from within the company network.

“Being able to rely on Ainscough to assemble the most appropriate team of lift operators and planners is one of the key things our customers look for and, once again, we were able to deliver on our promise. The new sports centre is a superb facility and we’re sure the people of Bicester will love it.”

Ben Helsby, of Bridge Construction, said: “The new Sports Village is linked to a new housing estate being built in Bicester and we are building the facilities, including a car park and service yard associated with that.

“Working with Ainscough we needed to place a culvert crossing a brook that runs through the site to get access to the car park and the job was spot on, it went really well.”

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