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May 22

May news

May 22

Passport Awards

Highways England presented their first Passport Gold and Silver awards at National Highways Engagement Council on 6th April. The Passport Gold and Silver awards demonstrate the company’s best practice for the implementation of the HE Passport certification.
A47 Guyhirn, a scheme we have been working on since May 2021 alongside our client, Galliford Try, is the first Gold Award winner!
CR Civil Engineering has also achieved the Silver award as a company, for ensuring our highways workforce are Passport-carded and have also completed the Highways Common Induction.
A huge well done to everyone who worked at A57 Guyhirn for achieving Gold, and to those involved with the Highways England Passport scheme.


Apprenticeship Day 2022

CR Civil Engineering’s training department has recently created the highly-anticipated Apprenticeship Day. This day brought all of our apprentices together to take part in various team-building exercises and outdoor activities.

The event was held at The Mythe Farm, Atherstone on 23rd May and we had 24 apprentices take part in Quad Biking, Grass Go-Karting, Clay Pigeon Shooting, Air Rifle Shooting and Ice Breakers.

The Apprenticeship Day has provided the apprentices an opportunity to form connections, share knowledge and have some fun!

We hope to make this an annual event for our apprentices.

One of the apprentices, added:

“Apprentice day was a great opportunity to get to know everyone from different departments of the company. We got the chance to take part in exciting activities where everyone got involved! Learning the varying roles as an apprentice in construction gives a real insight into the opportunities available. I will look forward to the next one!”


School Presentation – Wales

Last week, our Regional Director and two of our Apprentices visited Ysgol Bro Dinefwr in South Wales to deliver a presentation about the construction industry to Year 9 Engineering Students – thank you for having us!



Tilton Railway Cutting Nature Reserve

Tilton Railway Cutting is a little slice of ancient history, known as a real-life Jurassic world (unfortunately, no dinosaurs), this reserve is managed as much for its geology as for its wildlife, where 200 million years of history can be seen in the exposed rock layers.

Last year, CR Civil Engineering kindly volunteered to carry out some access improvement works to the reserve entrance area. During the March and April 2022 months, we have provided resources to carry out the improvement works. The entrance to the Reserve was fairly steep, slippery, and unsafe, consisting of old timber steps and worn/uneven stone surfaces. It also endured flooding as there was no clear outfall for all of the rainwater. Our first challenge was actually getting our plant machinery into the site adjacent to a busy narrow road. Due to the confined nature of the entrance, the largest machine we could use was only 6 tonnes!

We were faced with making a cut and fill ramp, through limestone, 70 metres long using a small chine. As luck would have it, the cutting area consisted of clay – not rock – and therefore we could conventionally excavate the ramp, avoiding importing stone. Three hard-working weeks later and we have now finished with a ramped access in place with an even stoned surface, drainage improvements, exposed rockfaces to show more fossils and we have cleared the walking routes for 300 metres.



Greenfields Cricket Club

In March 2022, CR Civil Engineering sponsored the Greenfields under 13’s and under 15’s team who lay in the Leicestershire and Rutland Junior. The sponsorship of £600 went towards both teams’ new training kits.