Greensteel, one of the UK’s leading sustainable hoarding and site enclosure solutions, is Network Rail approved.
Greensteel was used on the development of Wolverhampton’s new railway station which forms part of the £150 million new transport hub initiative.
Due to the project being designed in phases to ensure the smooth continuation of operations, the main contractor Galliford Try required a no-dig, flexible hoarding solution; able to meet the unique challenges of hoarding for both an external site perimeter and being re-designed for platforms.
In addition, the project required flexibility in working patterns so nightwork was used to ensure that hoarding could be installed and moved with only minimal disruption to the numerous passengers visiting this iconic city every day.
Greensteel was chosen due to its inherent flexibility and sustainable nature, it is made from recycled materials, is fully recyclable, and can be used multiple times on different projects; making it far more cost-effective and environmentally friendly than timber hoarding.
There was also a requirement for increased graphical displays to further communicate the green message of the project. Greensteel is ideal for graphical application and enables bespoke high-resolution graphics to be easily applied.
Greensteel quickly underwent the intense Network Rail approval process and was deployed on-site to both the outside of the new station and on platforms 1 and 2.
Over 300m of Greensteel was used on the project and Fast Fence received praise from all involved for their safe, secure system and their ability to install and maintain in line with the unique requirements of the project.