Owen Pugh Construction delivered Spanish City Link Road in partnership with North Tyneside Council (NTC). The project is a great example of how the individual companies which make up Owen Pugh Holdings work together to successfully deliver Civil Engineering works.
The Spanish City is an iconic structure that symbolises Whitley Bay. Constructed in the 1900’s and officially opened 1910 it was thought to have the largest unsupported concrete dome in the UK at the time of construction.
As part of major restoration and redevelopment of the Spanish City and its surroundings, a new link road has been constructed that transfers the existing A193 Promenade from the front to the rear of the Spanish City. The link begins at its junction with Marine Avenue and ties back in at Brook Street allowing the existing promenade to be redeveloped as a pedestrian area.
The link road passes through the redundant amusement park to the rear of the dome and number of known mineshafts and suspected mine workings fall within the footprint of the road construction. During tender and the early stages of the construction phase Owen Pugh worked closely with NTC designers, Scott Wilson, to develop an economic reinforced earth solution to allow the new road to span over the workings without expensive investigation and capping works.