Welcome to the December 2016 newsletter from Lydon Contracting Ltd. We're proud of the work we do and wanted to share our latest news, useful information and staff updates.

Update on Wixhams project

November has seen the completion of the ducted network installation on our current project at ‘Wixhams’. The project has consisted of installing 2 x 33kV circuits, 2 x 11kV circuits and 2 x 19-pair pilot circuits over a total linear meterage of approximately 5000m through carriageway, footway and verge.

Over the course of this project, LCL have completed 4no horizontal directional drills, the largest of which took place over the first weekend in November. This 72m HDD installed 6no MDPE ducts under the B530 carriageway between Bedford and Ampthill in order to pass under an existing brick-built culvert, whist also negating any need to complete an open excavation road crossing which would have caused disturbance to a very busy stretch of carriageway.

November has also seen the start of our joint bay and cable installation operations at Wixhams, and by utilising our own Hi-Ab lorry, after only the first two days of cable installation, LCL had installed a total of 4800m of 33kV cable and 1600m, ensuring that productivity is to the forefront of all operations here at Lydon Contracting Ltd.

Co-op Funeral Care project

November brought LCL a challenging and quite sensitive project at The Co-op Funeral Care in Kenilworth. A Distribution Substation which was due for total renewal was situated within the rear grounds of the property, enclosed by a three sided brick wall. LCL were instructed to undertake all of the excavation and reinstatement required for the disconnection at the beginning of the project.

In a tight space, LCL constructed a Package Substation Plinth and additional excavation to insure that no disruption was caused to the general public. LCL had to work very closely with the Funeral Home throughout the duration of this project, making sure that access to the rear was accessible at all times for the continuity of the sensitive business.

The project was restored within the project timescale and all parties were extremely happy with the final outcome and look of the new substation compound.

Digging deep

During November we have continued working on a project at Herald Avenue Coventry. Utilising a top-cutter, cutting 400mm deep through the tarmac road.

As this picture proves, the top-cutter is capable of clean lines allowing for a seamless finish. Proving once again that Lydon Contracting always uses the best equipment for a professional service.

Meet the team!

This month we are introducing Colin Panter who is our Service Engineer/Plant Fitter. Colin has worked for Lydon Contracting for six years and is kept very busy ensuring all our plant, equipment, vehicles and lorries run smoothly, safely and are fit for purpose at all times.

In his spare time Colin enjoys regular field sports and particularly at this time of year!

This month you will notice Colin is donning his Movember moustache. We are proud to take part every November in supporting the leading global organisation committed to changing the face of mens health, raising funds to tackle some of the biggest health issues faced by men: prostrate cancer, testicular cancer and poor mental health.

This month the ‘Lydon Flavour Savers’ team have raised over £700 for the Movember Foundation. Thank you to all who sponsored us!

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