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Site visit: Browney Curve - active landslip reinforcement project in County Durham

Event organised by ICE

20 May 2024
09:00 - 12:00 BST (GMT+1)
Story Contracting Site Compound
Browney Lane [B6300]
Durham, DH6 5JJ
United Kingdom

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Network Rail, based in the UK, has initiated a significant land reinforcement project at Browney Curve in County Durham. This multi-million-pound endeavour is part of a £33m initiative aimed at fortifying over 1km of land to safeguard the railway tracks along the East Coast Main Line, ensuring the continued safety and reliability of train services. Network Rail's ongoing monitoring of Browney Curve, an area prone to landslips, is crucial for assessing ground stability and maintaining uninterrupted train operations.

To secure the railway's surroundings, extensive piling work is being undertaken as a lasting solution to uphold regular passenger services. The project scope includes the installation of reinforced concrete piles, embankment expansion, drainage improvements, and tree planting to mitigate the impact of heavy rainfall.

Join us for a site visit, presentation, and networking event from Story Contracting at Browney Curve to witness firsthand the innovative engineering solutions being implemented for this vital infrastructure project.
This event is being delivered by ICE Northumbria Branch in collaboration with the Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA).

The PPE requirements will be as follows for the site visit of the active Network Rail site:

  • Hard Hat,
  • Steel Toe Cap Boots,
  • Orange Hi-Vis Top,
  • Orange Hi-Vis Trousers,
  • Cut 5 Gloves,
  • Glasses.

Registration for this event is limited, so please be sure to book as soon as possible.


Benjamin Leng

Benjamin Leng

Story Contracting

project manager

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Benjamin Leng

A Chartered Engineer with Membership of the Institution of Civil Engineers recently joined Story Contracting in March 2021 having worked in the Wessex Region for over 6 years in a variety of roles for the Principal Contractor, Osborne Infrastructure Ltd, initially starting as an Assistant Site Manager with promotions to Site Manager in 2017 and to Pre-Construction Manager in 2019.

Ben has a wide range of experience of the railway through managing projects such as sub-station installation, platform extensions, scour protection, flood alleviation schemes as well as earthwork renewals/refurbishments.