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Cleaning of Joe Calzaghe Railway and River Foot Bridge

Client :      Caerphilly County Borough Council
Project:     Cleaning of Joe Calzaghe Railway and River Foot Bridge, Cwmcarn, South Wales 

Client Problem 

The pedestrian railway bridge had been constructed over 15 years ago and had heavy contaminated build-up of unsightly green algae and moss. There also crude graffiti on a painted mural that ran along the foot bridge. It was very unsightly and the foot way had become very slippery and was affecting safe passage for pedestrians and school children going to and from the school and village.


Caerphilly council had used us as a specialist commercial cleaning company to successfully carry out cleaning of the main trunk road bridge, and to remove graffiti from the roadway and railway bridge a few years earlier, however this bridge was very complicated and had very difficult access problems.  The bridge ran over the busy railway line and river crossing and was the main route for over 1000 children and pedestrians using the local swimming pool. To enable us to safely remove graffiti  and clean the many years of algae staining, the commercial high level cleaning team and graffiti removal  team had arranged to carry out the work whist the bridge remained open as this was the only access for pedestrians so safety and pedestrian management was paramount.


APT have over 25 years of experience in commercial high level bridge cleaning and using the specialist methodology, tools and specialist high level cleaning equipment combined with our specialist cleaning products we put together an acceptable safe system of works and commercial high level cleaning programme. We carried out the project working around busy periods with safe pedestrian and management in place. We used our rope access and high level commercial cleaning teams for the highest points of the bridge which were over 20 meters high.


A very successful end result which exceeded the clients expectations, many great comments received from local residents' about the improvement it made to the overall ‘look’ of the area and safe finish of the work.

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The landlord handed the client a huge end of lease, commercial dilapidations schedule for an industrial unit that had been leased over 20 years. The commercial leased property was over 30 years old, over 25,000 sq ft in floor space. There were many years of dirt build up and graffiti attack making it very unsightly. The unit was not situated in a desirable area and to add to this it was the start of the UK recession so would have been very difficult to re-let.