Charcon Construction Solutions play a winning part in the 2015 Formula E races at London’s Battersea Park.

As a leading supplier of precast concrete to the UK construction industry, Charcon CS was called on by the organisers for the London 2015 FIA Formula E organisers to manufacture and deliver 7525 linear metres of safety barriers for the event.

The successful 2 days of racing on the Battersea Park track proved very exciting for the viewers, drivers and teams, Charcon’s own team achieved the manufacture of the 8,500 tonnes of bespoke precast concrete barriers in eight weeks and delivery of all the barriers over 6 days.

The challenge continues into the last leg with all the barriers and fencing to be removed in 4 days requiring another 300+ articulated loads to be coordinated through the streets of London.

Shaun Brown, Charcon Construction Solutions General Manager, said:

This was a project where the delivery date could not move or be compromised and the time scales for manufacture were, excuse the pun, a race against the clock with absolutely no margin for error and to be carried out keeping everyone safe.

It was a team approach from our mould suppliers delivering steel moulds against rigorous timescales; all raw material suppliers responding quickly to an exceptional volume uplift; the manufacturing teams talking with the client to ensure designs were workable, and all the staff involved working very hard. Finally not forgetting the lorry drivers having to navigate into Battersea Park from Nottinghamshire a major challenge in its own right. To quote some statistics all done in a 8 week window

  • 280 tonnes of steel cages were made in house
  • Mixing and pouring 3200 m3 of self-compacting / levelling concrete
  • Double and triple casting techniques employed resulting in circa 65 barriers per day being manufactured
  • Loading and delivering 45 vehicles per day