Falco’s efforts at Canary Wharf works recognised by UKPN Nationwide energy distributor, UK Power Network (UKPN) has commended the professionalism and dedication displayed by Falco Construction during a project to install 1.3 kilometres of ducting at London’s Canary Wharf.

The 6-month project involved excavating to a depth of 1.6 metres along heavily congested routes in Marsh Wall and Westferry Road – two of the busiest thoroughfares in Canary Wharf. Falco’s site team laid eight 125mm rigid ducts, six 100mm fibre optics ducts and a 100mm purple CCTV duct.

“We were very impressed with the way Falco Construction managed this very challenging works package,” commented Ryan Goodger, UKPN’s North East HV & LV Site Agent, “The works involved excavating a huge amount of earth, carefully navigating a maze of fibreoptic ducts as well as a medium pressure gas main which they excavated by hand removing over 5 tonnes of muck by hand in the process.”

The work, which was completed in January 2017 was part of a 3-year framework to supply groundworks to facilitate repairs and upgrades to UKPN’s underground infrastructure in the capital.

Ryan Goodger continued: “The nature and location of the works inevitably caused a degree of inconvenience to workers and visitors to the area. Falco’s operatives handled this tricky situation by developing good relations with representatives from the Local Authority and managing the public interface with consideration and sensitivity.”

Falco Construction was awarded tier-1 contractor status to UKPN in 2012 after working as a sub-contractor for over eleven years. Its 3 year framework agreement to provide planned and responsive services in the London area was renewed in 2016.

In October 2016 Falco was also awarded a place on UKPN Eastern Network’s framework to supply groundworks services in Colchester, Purfleet, Lea Valley, Hemel Hempstead, Pinner and Borehamwood. The three-year contract covers faults, small services and unmetered connections (UMC) works.

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