A1 Scotswood - North Brunton Improvement Scheme

The A1 Scotswood - North Brunton Scheme was a £110m National Highways project, delivered under the ‘Regional Delivery Partnership Framework’.
Work involved widening over 8km of existing carriageway, delivering significant safety, journey reliability and environmental improvements, whilst helping to unlock meaningful wider economic growth in the area.
Over three years MSF delivered various packages across the project including:
  • Installation of 17 temporary 12m CCTV masts with 6,400m of surface laid cabling and ducting
  • Installation of 9 TASCAR units as part of the scheme’s enabling works
  • Removal of 14,000m of existing steel box beam barrier
  • Site clearance of existing signs, technology, gantries and lighting infrastructure
  • Installation of 248 lighting columns with 432 energy efficient LED lanterns
  • Installation of 11,272 of street lighting ducting
  • Installation of 69,000m of power cabling ranging from 6mm to 70mm MDPE/SWA/PVC
  • Installation of six new 16-way distribution boards in feeder pillars, with associated paving
  • Installation of 16 new gantry signs, including steel work and fabrication
  • Installation of 64 new gantry lights, cabling and 16 pillars, all under night-time closures
  • Installation of 6 road crossings across the A1 under night closures for a bank of 4 x UPVC ducts
  • Electrical works compromising of over 500 electrical terminations, earthing and surge protection
  • Installation of technology assets including 15 sets of TMU loops
  • Construction of two sets of access steps and paving
  • Testing and commissioning
  • Client
  • Value
  • Duration
    3 years

Exceptional Performance

Throughout the project MSF were highly commended for their performance, winning four separate ‘Defining Blue’ awards from Costain, covering eight quarters. This outstanding achievement represents 24 of the 33 months we were on site.

Social Value

Local Employment

The project generated many meaningful social value benefits to the wider North East community, and MSF were proud to support these initiatives by creating over seven new site positions and two apprenticeships within the business, all of which were recruited from within the North East:
  • 1 new electrical apprenticeship
  • 1 new contracts-co-ordinator
  • 4 new operatives
  • 1 new electrician
At the peak of our construction activities, we had a site team of 17 operatives on the project and 87% of our staff that were involved in the project were from the region.

Local Procurement

Local procurement was a large part of our commitment to the project and 95% of materials and aggregates that we used on the scheme were sourced from local suppliers.
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