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Steelwork complete for cross channel service station

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Caunton Engineering has completed the erection of 450t of structural steelwork for the new Stop 24 Motorway Services Station at Junction 11 on the M20 near Folkestone, Kent.

Stop 24 is designed as a new concept in motorway service areas (MSA’s) and will concentrate on catering to the cross channel traveller using either the nearby port facilities or tunnel.

Caunton’s steelwork comprised a mixed portal frame design with a framework containing a split level twin span with two internal mezzanine floors and a high-level walkway.

The lower level portal comprises of traditional rafters, while the higher level is manufactured from feature tapered plate girder beams and columns.

As part of the overall concept, developer Henry Boot Developments is holding dis-cussions with cross-channel operators with a view to providing real time information on arrivals and departures of the various services.

The main contractor for the £9.2M project, which also includes a road works contract, is Crispin and Borst.

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