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Standedge Tunnel Shafts


The construction shafts at Standedge canal and railway tunnels which penetrate the Pennines between Diggle in Greater Manchester and Marsden in West Yorkshire required re-lining and pressure pointing, due to brickwork deterioration through water ingress since their construction in the 1800s.


Apollo designed and built bespoke circular platforms to suit the shaft diameters which were fitted with electric winches. This enabled the platforms to travel up and down the 500ft deep shafts, giving the workforce full access to the shaft linings.

Project Scope

To provide access for brickwork repair of 500ft deep shafts.


Apollo Scope

Creation of bespoke circular platforms which could be raised and lowered as required at the touch of a button.


Additional Points

Apollo X-beams were mounted across the top of the shafts to attach the platform wires.
Wires threaded through cores in the shaft caps and dropped down to the platform at the bottom.


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