Shell PFS Cannock Entrance Works

About the project

Danaher & Walsh was appointed by main contractor Williams Southern to construct two new entrances – and associated works – for a rebuilt Shell petrol filling station in Cannock, Staffordshire.

Key details

Williams Southern
Project value
April - May 2016
6 weeks

Key aims and challenges

The site is located on the corner of A5 and the A4601 Wolverhampton Road, on a busy roundabout near to several retail parks and close to the entrance / exit to the M6 Toll road.

The original petrol filling station was demolished and a new format outlet constructed. This exercise allowed the layout of the site to be redesigned, incorporating two new entrances / exits – a design which allows greater customer accessibility, safety and convenience with respect to the road layout.

Before the construction of the filling station itself could commence, the two new entrances had to be constructed – one on the A5 and one on Wolverhampton Road. – and tied into the existing highway.

Additionally, Danaher & Walsh’s contract included reconfiguration and reconstruction of the footways and verges adjacent to site with the installation of tactile paving for pedestrian crossing points. Also, new line-marking was applied to both the A5 and Wolverhampton Road.

Though the actual works involved in this contract were relatively straightforward, there were two major considerations that were critical to the project’s success.

Firstly, a complication existed owing to the fact that the A4601 is maintained by Staffordshire County Council’s highways department, whereas the A5 is under the control of Highways England. This meant that efficient stakeholder liaison was absolutely essential.

Approval had to be sought and agreeance reached between all parties regarding the project specification, methodology, programming, execution and sign-off.

Secondly, the location of the works on a very busy highway junction meant that phasing and programming of the works, as well as the traffic management strategy, had to be carefully devised so as to keep the impact of road users and pedestrians to an absolute minimum. Again, coordination and communication with stakeholders allowed a methodology to be developed that met the needs of all parties.