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Avon Construction

Avon Construction is a well-established regional civil engineering and construction contractor. Established in 2005 with the intention of taking the best systems and procedures of large contractors and applying them to smaller but equally technical or complex projects. Avon Construction has steadily grown to now deliver technically challenging projects up to a value of £2M. Covering all aspects of civil engineering and building work we have a particular focus on rail, footbridges, water, coastal and SANG (Suitable Alternative Natural Greenspace) construction as well as defence and airports.

The company directors, Andy Pratten and Dave Butters, between them, have 50 years experience of civil engineering and building contracting. All our engineers are degree qualified and include chartered civil engineers and engineers working towards chartered status.

Innovation is always important to us and throughout our past projects there are many examples of a pioneering approach being successfully implemented to solve a particular technical or practical challenge giving the client a cost effective solution.

The company's integrated management system and procedures enable us to successfully manage projects and are in line with those of national contractors, based on the requirements of ISO 9001.

Located alongside the River Avon at Ringwood in Hampshire, we are within easy reach of the M27 and M3 with access to London and the South East. Salisbury, Weymouth and the southwest are also readily accessible.

Our Services

Avon Construction deliver a wide range of civil engineering and building projects with a particular focus on footbridge, rail, water, SANG and coastal work as well as wider civil engineering projects. We deliver all types of contracted works including design and build projects working with local consultants as well as delivering traditional contracts and sub contract work.

Our Approach

To enable us to consistently deliver high quality technically challenging projects we have three key areas of focus.

Firstly our client, by developing a detailed understanding our clients' needs we are able to ensure our work exceeds their expectations.

Secondly our engineers, by investing in our engineers we ensure that innovation and best practice are fully utilised on each project, enabling us to deliver the most technically challenging of projects.

Thirdly our operatives, we recognise that ultimately our work is delivered by the operatives on site, we train and empower them to deliver work to the highest health, safe and quality standards.

Latest Projects and News

The latter part of 2020 saw the completion of various minor coastal defence projects for Eastern Solent Coastal Partnership, the completion of the new road entrance at Monkey World Education Centre in Dorset, the commencement of the Rewley Road Swingbridge restoration in Oxford and the successful delivery of the timber bridge deck replacement at Greenford, London for R&W Rail on a five-day 24hr railway possession.

Running into the new year we look forward to continuing with the restoration of the scheduled monument Swingbridge in Oxford, the construction of a 1.4km stone access track in Dorset; and the commencement of the Seaton Valley Project - a shared used pedestrian / cycle link along with embankment stability and bridge constructions for Plymouth City Council.

Hethfelton House – 278 Works

Works are now complete at Wareham Road for the construction of a new access road to the education centre at Monkey World. Works commenced in early November 2020 and were completed in December. The scope of works included the diversion of on-site utility services, bulk earthworks, installation of new kerb lines, road construction and surfacing. Lane closures were arranged for the surfacing tie-in details to the existing carriageway in accordance with Dorset Country Council specifications.

Rewley Road Swingbridge - Restoration

Following the completion of the enabling works package back in 2019 Avon Construction have now commenced the restoration works contract for Oxford Preservation Trust. The aim of the contract being to restore this scheduled monument and to remove it from the buildings at risk register.

The rotating railway Swingbridge which dates back to 1850, sits on the north bank of Sheepwash Channel and would be manually operated to rotate over the channel to allow railway carriages to pass over the waterway.

The restoration package commenced in December 2020 with the schedule of works including the removal of existing railway sleepers and running rails, steelwork repairs, scaffold and encapsulation, blasting and painting to the structure and reconstruction of the bridge deck. We have currently stripped the bridge of its existing running rails and sleepers and undertaken the removal of the existing defected steel members. Works are anticipated to run until May 2021.
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