Past Projects

Clifton Road Bridge, Runcorn

Clifton Road Bridge upgrade.

Consulting Engineers


Main Contractor

FCC Construction


Mersey Gateway Project

Six new precast concrete stairway units weighing up to 32 tonnes were manufactured and erected as part of the upgrading of the Clifton Road Bridge between Beechwood and Cholmondeley Road in Runcorn.

The work was part of the Mersey Gateway Project, linking a six lane toll bridge across the River Mersey linking Widnes and Runcorn. Runcorn based civils contractor VolkerLaser worked on 24 structures for the project’s Main Contractors, Merseylink Civil Contractors Joint Venture, a consortium that comprised of Spanish Contractor FCC Construcción S.A., Kier Infrastructure and Overseas Ltd, England and the Samsung C&T Corporation of Korea.

VolkerLaser appointed PCE Ltd to carry out the removal of the existing six large precast concrete staircase units and supply and install their normally reinforced precast concrete replacements.

PCE carried out the removal and installation of the stair flights over two weekend night time road closures using a 200 tonne mobile crane and a maximum of six highly trained PCE team members.


The project demonstrated how the Planning and Safety expertise within the Company can play a significant role on Civil Infrastructure projects where site works need to be carried out within critical pre-planned closure time periods. 


Manufacture of units involved casting them tread down in high quality engineered timber moulds prior to turning through 180 degrees for delivery and erection.


Project completed within programme without causing overrun of night time road closures.


Six highly trained PCE team members, 200 tonne mobile crane executed the project over two weekend night time road closure possession periods.

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