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A417 Missing Link scheme

Event organised by ICE

Date
12 June 2024
Time
18:00 - 19:30 BST (GMT+1)
Location
Whittington Community Hall
Church Lane
Whittington
Worcester, WR5 2RQ
United Kingdom

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Overview

Join the ICE West Midlands Hereford and Worcester Branch (H&W) for an overview of the A417 missing link scheme and how this will improve road safety and connectivity, support the economy, ease congestion, and reduce air pollution.

The A417 scheme is a nationally significant road scheme that will upgrade the three-mile stretch of single carriageway (known as the Missing Link) between the Brockworth bypass and Cowley roundabout in Gloucestershire.

This scheme has just started construction and this presentation will give delegates the opportunity to learn from the project team to outline the design and challenges addressed during the development. 

The speakers will include: 

  • Gavin Jones, project director, Kier group
  • Daniel Harvey, group director, Tony Gee and Partners
  • Andrew Kenchington, group director, Tony Gee and Partners
  • Nathan Griffiths, associate, Tony Gee and Partners

The speakers will discuss some of the unique challenges associated with the scheme, such as a variety of structural types for the bridges with particular attention to aesthetic and environmental features. 

This event is a great opportunity for those with an interest in national highways.

Speakers

Gavin Jones

Gavin Jones

Kier

project director

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Gavin Jones

Gavin has worked for Kier for four years and is project director on the A417 missing link scheme. He is responsible for the overall delivery of the £460m project.  This involves providing governance and visible leadership to successfully deliver the scheme safely, to programme, and to budget.   

He has extensive experience in delivery of major civil engineering schemes. 

Nathan Griffiths

Nathan Griffiths

Tony Gee and Partners

associate

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Nathan Griffiths

Nathan has worked for Tony Gee for over six years and has experience in the design and construction of major bridges, stations and major civil engineering projects. He has completed the detailed design of three main structures on the A417 highway scheme. 

He has extensive experience in complex structural analysis and detailed design of reinforced and pre-stressed concrete and steel bridges and buildings, using a wide range of construction methods. 

Daniel Harvey

Daniel Harvey

Tom Gee and Partners

group director

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Daniel Harvey

Dan has worked for Tony Gee for over six years and has 30 years’ experience in geotechnical and civil engineering. He is geotechnical group director and currently the technical lead for geotechnical design on the A417 highways scheme. 

He has wide experience in geotechnical engineering for road, rail, water and building schemes including the design of foundations, retaining walls and earthworks. 

Andrew Kenchington

Andrew Kenchington

Tony Gee and Partners

group director

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Andrew Kenchington

Andrew has worked for Tony Gee for 34 years and is a highly experienced bridge designer who has worked extensively in the highway and railway environment.

He has worked as structures technical lead on several major schemes including the A453 widening, Midland Metro Alliance and currently leads the structures design for seven major structures to be built for the A417 highways project.

For more information please contact:

Rachel Campbell

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