A41 Newport


Regeneration of brownfield land for retail purposes.

Key Data:

Start date: July 2018 Completion date: Early 2019


Client: McPhillips, Wellington Ltd

Key Facts:

The introduction in late 2017 of Telford and Wrekin’s in house Technical Highways Development Team had resulted in highlighting various ground condition issues across the borough in particular the lack of testing companies in the area able to undertake the required testing within the suitable timescales of the contractor.

biT as an emerging consultancy operating as part of Telford and Wrekin Council recognised this need and invested in ground bearing testing equipment used to measure the California bearing ratio determining carriageway construction thickness. The biT Highways department have been supporting Mcphillips on the regeneration of a brownfield site utilising this new equipment, testing carriageway layers using a dynamic cone penetrometer (DCP).

What Our Stakeholders Say:

MIKE EVANS (SITE AGENT), MCPHILLIPS (WELLINGTON) LTD "biT have been exceptional in their approach to the testing at the S278 works, A41, Newport, always on site on time to fit in with work progression, and maintaining high standards of Health & Safety at all times adhering not only to their own but also McPhillip’s across the site. Results have been turned round quickly which has enabled us to progress the works in line with our programme and in some instances accelerate our program, compared to other testing companies we have used. The staff have a high standard of knowledge and have provided useful input into solving potential issues site wide. biT's site testing service is definitely one would use again for sites other we have across the West Midlands."

What Our Team Thinks:

"It has been a pleasure to work with such a forward thinking contractor, as an emerging consultancy operating as part of Telford & Wrekin Council it has been refreshing to see that Mike and his team recognise the importance we have put upon the testing of carriageway construction and have continuously worked with us and the team resulting in an efficient build and cost savings for our client."