The Bridgewater Canal Co.LTD Jackson Footbridge, Manchester

25 January 2023

Dating back to the 1700s the Bridgewater canal at Castlefield was used to transport coal into central Manchester. Castlefield has undergone regeneration in recent years, creating a fashionable, recreation area with homes, restaurants and bars.

Bagnalls were approached by The Bridgewater Canal Co to refurbish the Jackson footbridge and clean graffiti from the associated brickwork walkways. Our experienced Contracts Manager surveyed the site and proposed a suitable International Paints branded specification.

The bridge was accessed via a floating barge provided by the customer and a tower scaffold was also erected on the barge by our approved specialist scaffolding subcontractor.

The works process consisted of jet washing to the bridge using a 3000 PSI jet washer. Surface preparation using hand tools to remove any spent coatings and or corrosion. Application of 1 x coat of Interplus 256 primer; 1 x coat of Interseal 670 (two pack epoxy) followed by 1 x coat of Interthane 990 (two pack polyurethane) coating. All products were applied by hand by trained and professional Bagnalls painters.

All spent waste was captured on the floating barge, bagged and removed from site for compliant disposal. A specialist subcontractor was used to remove graffiti from the brickwork using a high-pressured steam cleaning method.

The project was completed over two weeks by two qualified and trained painting operatives including a working Supervisor.

High levels of health and safety were maintained throughout the project by cordoning off areas with barriers, displaying clear signage and providing safe walkway diversions for the public.

The transformation is clear and the client is delighted with the outcome.

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