OUR WORK

CASE STUDIES

Bradleys diversified from its Agricultural Engineering roots into general contracting in 2006. Over the years the organisation has undertaken many challenging projects and accumulated skills, know-how and experience in steel fabrication and construction contracts. The growth and expansion allow Bradleys to offer unrivalled capabilities when commissioned for bespoke metalwork solutions and specialist site services.

Through the acquisition of their own fleet of machinery Bradleys have also developed its own expertise in the service, repair, refurbishment and restoration of equipment from small commercial vehicles to large items of heavy plant.

Our Vision and mission, is to bring quality and innovation to the engineering industry, striving to deliver beyond the Client’s expectations. We aim to offer long term economic solutions combined with quality workmanship completed within the required timeframes.

See below for a selection of completed projects by Bradleys.

QUARRY ROAD HGV WHEEL WASH

Client: Chorley Sand & Aggregates
Project: Quarry Road HGV Wheel Wash
Location: Chorley, Lancashire

Bradleys were asked to design, manufacture and installed an HGV wheel spinner and vehicle wheel washing facility to Chorley Sand’s quarry in Adlington near Bolton. Our works involved site excavation, groundworks, Road construction, Concrete pad foundations, installation of precast concrete panels, structural steel support posts, fabrication and commissioning of wheel wash and wheel spinner to reduce the amount of excess dirt of tipper wagons before leaving their site and entering the public highway.

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AUTOMATED GATES AND DRIVEWAY

Client: Private Entrance
Project: Automated Gates and Driveway
Location: Cheshire, UK

Bradleys were commissioned to renovate this private driveway and install a bespoke pair of automated wooden gates. As you can see from inside, we have used structural posts and steel frame which allowed us to provide a very discrete look using an Iroko hardwood timber finish from the outside. Gates operate from manual remotes, Videx keycodes and GSM Mobile technology. One of gate leaf also featured 180 degree opening to maximize vehicle access and parking area on the Clients driveway.

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VACUUM TANKER REFURBISHMENT

Client: Major Equipment
Project: Vacuum Tanker Refurbishment
Location: in House

This restoration project involved the full refurbishment of a 2600 LGP Major Vacuum Tanker. We stripped the entire unit down, cleaned and shot blasted before moving into our workshops. Fabrication work and welding repairs were carried out as required and worn parts were replaced with new including all hydraulic hoses, pipes and fixings. Certain elements were galvanized and anodized to ensure the moving/connecting parts stay corrosion free. The tanker was primed and finished in 2k gloss matching the manufacturer’s latest color scheme with an updated decal kit.

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SECURITY & TECHNOLOGY SYSTEMS

Client: Tate Security Technology
Project: Various

Location: Wigan, UK

Bradleys have been working with Tate to help deliver various projects for the MOJ. Specialist fabrication works including bespoke CCTV Camera brackets, data cable covers, protective cowlings, Stainless Steel Video Intercom boxes, vehicle scanning units, Anti-Terrorism Vehicle Gates, blast proof personnel doors, to name a few.

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GROUNDWORKS & LANDSCAPING

Client: Private Hall Estate
Project: Civil Engineering & Landscaping works
Location: Wrightington, Lancashire

As the main contractor Bradleys undertook various works packages including demolition, service infrastructure, hard surfacing and boundary treatments.  We did everything from Underground drainage, ground stabilisation to laying Cobble Roads, installing cattle grids and estate fencing. Using our own specialist plant & equipment including rubber track dumper and low ground pressure access platforms we were able to continue works through all seasons on an 18month program.

 

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WATER TREATMENT

Client: United Utilities
Project: Specialist Fabrication works
Location: UK Nationwide

Bradleys were commissioned to help solve a problem faced processing pressed sewage whilst an incinerator was in refurbishment. We had a three-week window to design, manufacture and supply two double screw mixers to incorporate lime into sewage waste to accelerate and control the decomposition process. Due to the time limitations set by UU`s contractor SED services we had to manufacture all components ourselves right down to the gears within our own gearboxes.  We delivered the machine into operation on time as agreed. We have also completed other works for United utilities projects including Recycling skips, material conveyors and Stainless-steel baffle plates.

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CHILLED STORAGE WAREHOUSE

Client: R Bratley
Project: Agricultural Packhouse and Cold Stores
Location: Spalding, Lincolnshire

Bradleys were commissioned by R. Bratley to manufacture, supply and erect with all associated works a new storage facility to pack and store the years forthcoming cabbage crop. The Client had insufficient storage due to unforeseen circumstances and only 12 weeks window to solve an approaching harvest. We carried out the works from a field to a finished cold store full of crop in a unbelievable 12 week program to the day. As we left the site the entire storage facility was full to its capacity. All works carried out by us to ensure we hit program and time constraints. Other contractors quoted a minimum of 35 weeks to carry out the project but when it needs to be done, we understand it needs to be done.

 

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INDUSTRIAL STORAGE BUILDING

Client: The Port of Mostyn
Project: Industrial Storage Building & Mezzanine
Location: Holywell, Wales

Bradleys were approached by the Port of Mostyn to Design & Build of a 12,000ft2 insulated storage facility with associated handling yards. We worked directly with the Client to deliver the project within budget and timescales using our in-house drawing, fabrication and construction teams. The building serves a variety of tenants operating and servicing Offshore windfarms which features a central partition, internal offices and mezzanine floors for secure, economic storage. We also undertook all civils & drainage and constructed access roads, security fencing and waste disposal areas ready for the Tenants to move in.

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MUSE MARKETING SUITE

Client: English Cities Fund
Project: Muse Marketing Suite
Location: Salford, Manchester

Bradleys were commissioned by the Client to create and install a bespoke signage system to their purpose-built marketing suite which included supporting steelwork and an illuminated totem pole standing eight meters tall.

The brief was to create visual impact in the local area to assist sales for proposed town houses and residential apartments. The developments were split into three phases of construction each with a unique feel and taste; each scope presented challenges which we were able to overcome with out full design and build experience.

We worked with Galliford Try on the initial scheme for Vimto Gardens then Time Keepers Square and finally Carpino Place. Working closely alongside the marketing team we came up with a tailored solution within budget and delivered each project on schedule allowing the sales team to complete on properties prior to construction.

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SPECIAL TRAILERS

Client: Biffa Waste
Project: Waste Recycling Hook Skip
Location: North West, UK

Biffa waste commissioned us to build and supply two Chem 20 type hook lift trailers to transfer pharmaceutical waste from a holding yard up on to the tip where lorries cannot access. The brief was to design a flotation tractor drawn unit without ground roller stabilisation due to the spongy surface of the tips. We designed and produced the units within cab electric controls and training provided to the operators allowing Biffa to continue supply of the service without the need for specialist articulated dump trucks. The units where finished in our own painting and decal facility in Biffa company colours which is available to all jobs and customers here at Bradleys.

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