Harris undertook the Design and Construction of New Extensions & Alterations to the Existing Buildings and Car Park, New Lorry Park and New Water Treatment Plant.
One of the Planning Conditions for the project was the provision of a sound suppression barrier to the Northern perimeter of the site, adjacent to the main Leeds to Bradford Railway line. Subject to Contractor Design, this 260m long structure, 5.5 m high, with Steel posts on piled foundations supporting acoustically sensitive designed timber cladding, absorbs the sound generated during the loading of the wagons under the New Loading Canopy to the South (see Section 2) whilst reflecting the sounds of the trains on the Railway line to the North.
The proximity of the railway line necessitated continuous liaison with Network Rail, who are required to approve all Method Statements and pre-approve the commencement of all construction activity within 3.5 m of the railway line. The works to the Loading Canopy and the Acoustic & Sound Absorbing Wall were carefully co-ordinated to ensure the unrestricted movement of vehicles on the circulatory road around the site.