Taziker Industrial and Network Rail Win National Railway Heritage Award
Published 20th December 2019
Taziker Industrial and Network Rail have won a National Railway Heritage Award for work undertaken in refurbishing the South Esk Viaduct at Montrose, Scotland.
South Esk Viaduct required a new, modern paint specification to ensure continued structural integrity and to avoid further degradation. As a Category B listed structure, Taziker Industrial had to be sympathetic to the viaducts heritage and commenced works in May 2017.
The refurbishment included scaffolding, surface preparation and coatings, strengthening, steel repairs, installation of new GRP trackside walkways and masonry repairs. Works were completed in December 2018.
The National Railway Heritage Awards are dedicated to encouraging and rewarding best practice in the restoration and continued upkeep of railway and tramway buildings and structures.
A special ceremony took place in London on Wednesday 4th December, marking the National Railway Heritage Awards 40th anniversary. Her Royal Highness, The Princess Royal presented the Costain Structures Award for the best restored structure to Taziker Project Manager, Tom Galletly and Network Rail’s Scheme Project Manager, Laura Craig.
“It’s great for Taziker to be acknowledged within the industry for the work we do on a daily basis,” said Tom Galletly, Project Manager at Taziker Industrial. “We work closely with Network Rail on a number of successful projects and it was an honour to be involved with the refurbishing of the South Esk Viaduct alongside such great clients”.
The South Esk Viaduct is a single track 16 span structure on the East Coast main line between Dundee and Aberdeen, which links Montrose to Rossie Island.