Midland Metro Alliance – Broad Street track bed

We have recently completed the longest continuous concrete pour on the Midlands Metro, to date. On the hottest day of the year, we placed approximately 360 cubic metres of fibre reinforced concrete into a 300 linear metres run of track bed along Broad Street.

Camfaud supplied two working, high pressure, concrete pumps, one standby pump and three pump operators. We also supplied a crew of linesmen to strip back, clean and stack the high pressure delivery pipes. The pumps were set up at each end of the job, working from the centre out.

This pumping plan was devised to ensure that the pour was completed in a timely fashion and, with hot weather forecast, there was no danger of having the concrete go off in the pumps or pipeline, and no problem with cold joints.

Brighton i360 time-lapse video

Brighton i360’s official photographer Kevin Meredith has made a time-lapse video of the foundation pour from the first loads going in to the end of the pour with the pumps washing out and setting off back to base. Here you can view 6 months planning and about 15 hours work on the day in just 1:29 minutes!