The first 200m3 abutment pour on the Forder Valley Link, Plymouth. This 2 year scheme for Balfour Beatty is designed to relieve pressure and queuing on the A38 as well as helping the bottle neck of Manadon Roundabout and the busy A386 running up to Derriford Hospital. The site team have fully engaged the local community by keeping them informed of the various work activities being undertaken. The local Environment is also high on the agenda with 14500 new trees planted to help return Bircham Valley to its picturesque best. This new road will also open up land for development and housing in the north of the city which should bring a welcome boost to the local economy.
After a lifetime’s service to the construction industry and 16 years with Camfaud the day has finally come for Andrew Turner to hang up his hard hat and fluorescent vest.
Andrew started working in ready mix for Mix Concrete back in 1980 before moving into the pumping game with Putzmeister and Cifa. He joined Camfaud back in 2004 when the company ran 35 mobiles and a handful of statics. During his 16-year tenure, Andrew has been instrumental in helping Camfaud grow the business and deliver some of the most complex and challenging projects across the UK. With his background, he was uniquely placed to help our clients overcome seemingly impossible concrete placement projects through his comprehensive knowledge of both the Concrete and the Pumping process. Most notable of his achievements would be the work carried out for ATC on Crossrail where he helped develop a heavy weight concrete mix and pumping system suitable for pumping 1500 linear meters to a floating track bed under the Barbican Centre. Andrew worked closely with Jack Sindhu of London Concrete throughout this project to ensure the best possible outcome for the client. As well as Crossrail his favourite projects were the track renewal for London Underground and Latterly Thames Tideway. He clearly enjoyed being underground with the troglodyte team (as he fondly called them), which is probably because these projects were the most challenging to plan and deliver. This, in essence, was what Andrew was all about and why he will be sorely missed by his many friends at Camfaud and those in the wider concrete and construction industries. There are many superlatives we could use to describe Andrew but the one that fits him best is ‘A True Gentleman’. From everyone at Camfaud, thanks for all the great memories and we wish you a long and happy retirement.
As part of our continued drive to provide the highest levels of service and reliability Camfaud have invested in a new multipurpose facility on the South Coast. Now open for business, our new Fareham depot has increased space for secure fleet parking and a new fully equipped service and repair facility. Following an extensive refit it also boasts ample storage for spares and ancillary equipment as well as new offices for the operations, sales and hire desk teams. This new regional operating centre supports our South Coast, South West and South Wales customer base and underlines our commitment to evolve and improve the business through investment in the necessary infrastructure. Orders 01329 232220.
New Fareham Depot