Rochford Overbridge Station Enhancement

Cleshar were Principal Contractor on this design and build project and were responsible for renewing structures and general enhancement works throughout the station.


The Final Account Value was £1,138,169

Scope of the works
  • Renovating an existing footbridge including sandblasting, structural repairs, new steps, handrails, and painting.

  • Replacing end of life platform extension with a new GRP structure

  • Tar mac and drainage installation along platforms

  • Repairing structural concrete to different sections of platforms within the station

  • Repairing brickwork on trackside platform walls

  • Upgrading lighting features, including new columns and foundations

  • Installing new boundary fencing


It became evident during the project available possession times were severely limited. This impacted the planned methodology for bridge sandblasting.


Cleshar had introduced a hybrid of methodologies, techniques and working hours for the critical path activity of stripping the bridge, to maintain overall programme.


This was successfully achieved and enabled the planned safe handover of the bridge to open to the public on time.




Abellio Greater Anglia


Rochford Station

Contract Start and Completion


Benefits / Project Outcome
  • Renovation of the bridge and platform ensured the station continued to operate as a key live commuter station.

  • The aesthetic upgrades to this traditional station ensured it continued to keep its beautiful historic appearance.

  • Successful replacement of end-of-life critical assets including lighting, platforms, and the overbridge.