Elevated Boardwalks at Designer Outlet, Cannock - Ref 4648

As part of a £110m contract secured by Bowmer and Kirkland for the Mill Green/McArthur Glen Outlet Village in Cannock CTS Bridges designed, manufactured and installed a 117.5m long, raised timber walkway, which comprised a faceted 3.3m wide circular central section, plus a 25m cranked steel walkway with steps and a playground access ramp with steel steps. 

The elevated walkway was constructed using Ekki hardwood supports built using 5.5m modular sections with decorative backets/bracing and columns which sit on stainless steel shoes. Ekki hardwood was chosen as it is a highly robust, durable and stable timber with excellent moisture resistance that requires very little maintenance.

The walkway’s hardwood deck was fitted with CTS’s Hi-Grip Excel deck boards with two non slip inserts in each board to provide a safe, durable and hardwearing surface due to it being in a high foot-traffic environment. Ekki Type C (cross rails) formed the decorative parapet with an additional 1.4m high steel Type A (vertical infills) railing used to provide additional safety for cyclists. All steelwork used is CE marked to EXC 4 and all timber used is FSC accredited.

CTS's own expert installation team carried out the work on site using a 150 tonne crane  to install the various walkway due to restricted access and the reach required to install the bridge sections.

The new structures are an integral element from the Designer Outlet to the  heritage trail and provide cycle and pedestrian access and egress to the outlet and a nature reserve.

Published: Thursday, 28th April 2022 at 10:30am