Deephams to Oulton Broad

Bear and the team from Farringdon arrived at the Deephams STW Upgrade Project and a number of the AMK JV team were there to welcome them all to site.

After a good night’s sleep Bear was introduced to the team from Skypower, the company who produce all the aerial photos, videos and 360 virtual tours for the project team at Deephams.

Bear was lucky enough to take to the skies for his very own ‘b-aerial’ site tour.

Once Bear’s paws were back on the ground, the BIM Coordinator, Mandeep Gill, explained, in ‘bear’ terms, one of the ways BIM could be used at Deephams.


 The following morning started wet and windy, but Phil Hobson, the Project Director, along with apprentice Harry and document controller Jim, walked Bear and his chaperone Sam Stock, PA to the Project Director, down to the CEMEX UK Edmonton depot, where their first lift to the East Coast awaited.

After having a look round the depot and meeting their driver Mihail it was time for Bear and Sam to leave and make their way to their next stop, Camfaud Concrete Pumps’ offices in Epping, 11 miles away.

John Adams, AMK JV’s H&S Manager (and bear support) along with Kieran and Adrian from Camfaud Concrete Pumps were there to welcome Bear.

Bear was given the opportunity to have a go on the pump’s controls to see what they were all about and was made to feel very welcome by Brendan Murphy, the Managing Director, and his team.

All too soon it was time for Bear, Sam and their driver Adrian to continue their journey to the IWJS Ltd depot in Woolpit.

After a very comfy ride Bear and Sam arrived at IWJS, where they were met by Ivan Clarke, the Depot Manager. As it was getting late in the day it was decided that Bear would spend the evening with John Adams and his family who lived close by.

Nice and early the next morning Bear had a chance to look round the IWJS yard, seeing how everything worked and having a good look at their new rescue vehicles, which are kitted out to enable all types of rescue, including those from confined spaces.

Then it was time to meet Scott, the tanker driver, who would be taking Bear and Sam to their final destination on the East Coast.

One final stop for a photo opportunity at Oulton Broad...

and they were at the end of their journey. Darren Corbett and the team based at the Lowestoft Depot were all there to meet them.

Over their two day trip Bear and Sam enjoyed learning about, and riding in, some of the vehicles that had been used on the Deephams Project.

A big thank you to all the companies involved for making us feel so welcome and giving their time and vehicles to make this leg of Bear’s journey around the UK possible.