Taziker is a leading multi-disciplinary engineering contractor specialising in undertaking key maintenance, refurbishment and replacement works to critical UK infrastructure. Employing more than 500 people, we operate from ten regional locations supported by a Support Services office in Lancashire. The company is comprised of five key operations: Infrastructure, Engineering Solutions, Environmental Engineering, Access Solutions and Industrial Services. Within these operations sit our multi-disciplinary specialist skills and capabilities including structural strengthening, protective coatings, scaffolding, fabrication, geotechnical engineering and more. Our company mission is to responsibly regenerate and sustain our national infrastructure through engineering excellence and innovation in design through operational delivery. This can be traced back to the founding of Taziker as a commercial painting company in 1969; through the evolution and expansion of the company into the industrial sector; and the award of a Principal Contractors License from Network Rail which has allowed us to work as a Principal Contractor on the UK’s railway infrastructure. Taziker now operate across a variety of sectors, offering a self-delivery capability through our direct workforce with expertise within the defence, energy, heritage, highways, marine, rail and utilities sectors. This reflects the evolution of the business, with our multi-disciplinary expertise seeing Taziker work on some of the most varied and iconic structures in the UK including: • Tay Rail Bridge, Dundee • Royal Albert Bridge, Saltash • The Iron Bridge, Telford • Clyde Viaduct, Uddingston • South Esk Viaduct, Montrose • Big One Rollercoaster, Blackpool This diversified offering across a variety of projects evidences our commitment to building trusted relationships with clients through a collaborative approach, while continuously investing in and developing our people.
The Legacy Footbridge (0.96 MiB)Taziker’s research and development of FRP footbridges allowed us to design our very own footbridge innovation: The Legacy Footbridge. This was introduced as a solution for the rail industry to provide rail users and pedestrians with a safe and accessible route across the tracks. The innovative design is unique in its ability to be installed on pre-existing platforms and also seamlessly fit into any environment with its traditional aesthetic. The Legacy Footbridge holds all the benefits that come with using FRP materials which targets sustainability, durability, efficient installation and cost-effectiveness. Accessibility and security have also been prioritised in this design to ensure we put passengers first.
The Legacy Footbridge
Taziker’s research and development of FRP footbridges allowed us to design our very own footbridge innovation: The Legacy Footbridge. This was introduced as a solution for the rail industry to provide rail users and pedestrians with a safe and accessible route across the tracks. The innovative design is unique in its ability to be installed on pre-existing platforms and also seamlessly fit into any environment with its traditional aesthetic. The Legacy Footbridge holds all the benefits that come with using FRP materials which targets sustainability, durability, efficient installation and cost-effectiveness. Accessibility and security have also been prioritised in this design to ensure we put passengers first.
Structural Strengthening and Repairs
Taziker On-Site Engineering offer vast experience in the strengthening, repair and maintenance of metallic structures across the rail and highways sectors. Specialising in bridge works and refurbishment, one of our unique offerings is in our award-winning work on historic cast and wrought iron structures. We are also an experienced framework contractor for Network Rail, Canal and River Trust and various local councils. Working with mild steel, weathering grade steel, duplex and stainless steel, FRP and cast iron, Engineering Solutions service offers efficient innovative solutions to clients across a variety of sectors.
Surface Preparation and Protective Coatings
Surface preparation is the most important stage of providing a new protective coating system to a structure, as the quality of the preparation will determine the success of the final result. We understand the essential nature of the work we undertake in this field - preserving and protecting infrastructure while complying with regulations, standards, specifications and aesthetic requirements to satisfy our clients. By increasing the life span of a structure through specialised surface preparation techniques and professional protective coatings, everyone involved gains real job satisfaction and we have immense pride in our projects.Man wearing white PPE painting the Royal Albert Bridge inside encapsulation. With over 50 years’ experience in surface preparation and protective coatings, we have worked in a range of environments and on a variety of structures, whether that’s within the heritage or rail sector, or on bridges or buildings.
Complex Steel Structures
Taziker’s Engineering Solutions division has the capabilities and expertise for the design and build of complex steel structures across a variety of industries. With a management and delivery team offering skills and expertise accrued over many years in the industry, our capabilities are second to none. Based primarily from our in-house steelwork fabrication facilities, we can and have delivered a wide-range of complex structural steelwork projects across the United Kingdom including work on the Big One Rollercoaster for Blackpool Pleasure Beach. Our work on complex steel structures is supported by our expert knowledge in specialist technology such as Tekla software. This enables us to create and manage 3D models for our projects with valuable engineering and construction information. From the planning stages to fabrication, design and detailing, we can manage a full project with complex steel requirements to your specifications. Taziker’s innovative approach is strengthened by our passion and expertise - we thrive on any challenge tasked to us and pride ourselves on going above and beyond for the client.
From major pedestrian and cycle bridges to road bridges and rail bridges, Taziker’s in-house engineering capabilities enable us to develop and fabricate a wide variety of detailed structural solutions for all types of bridges. While we have built our reputation on the refurbishment of iconic bridges such as Tay Rail Bridge and Iron Bridge, Taziker Engineering Solutions have successfully designed and fabricated a number of bespoke footbridges such as the over rail footbridge at Cadley Causeway on behalf of Lancashire County Council and more recently a connection bridge at Manchester Airport and at Schofield Street, Heywood, on behalf of Rochdale Borough Council. We have in-house steelwork fabrication facilities, and our internal delivery mode sets us apart as a leading specialist contractor for bridge fabrication.
Design and Build Services
Taziker’s Engineering Solutions division can provide design and build services, and install custom-made steel structures throughout the UK. We take immense pride in bringing specialist knowledge, industry-leading experience, and a forward-thinking, creative approach to achieving collaborative, and client-focused solutions for all design and build projects. We pride ourselves on our output and client-led collaborative workflow, bringing the knowledge, skills, and experience of our team to ensure the successful delivery of a project.
Major Bridge Reconstruction - Installed in North Tyneside
Taziker was appointed by Nexus to carry out a major bridge replacement project on the Tyne and Wear Metro in 2022. The Tanners Bank bridge, which is located on the Metro line between Tynemouth and North Shields in North Tyneside, was removed to allow an entirely new bridge to be fitted. We removed the old bridge and installed the new bridge during a major line closure. The new bridge was fabricated at our specialist engineering facilities. The previous bridge was built in 1863 and had served Metro for the last 41 years but the new structure will ensure that trains can run in the area for many more generations to come. Additionally, it will allow greater clearance above the road so that more buses are able to get down to North Shields Fish Quay, creating greater connectivity for the local community.
Vital Bridge Refurbishment in Scotland: 100% Self-Delivered by Taziker
Taziker has delivered the structural refurbishment of new Creagan Bridge at Loch Creran, Scotland. The old Creagan Bridge acted as a railway structure going through the loch - it carried the Ballachulish branch of the Callander to Oban railway line over the loch. Following the closure of the line, the structure lay semi derelict for over 30 years before a scheme was devised to convert it for road use. The new bridge was opened at the start of the millennium and allows motorists to avoid the five and half mile journey around the head of Loch Creran, highlighting its importance to the trunk road users and the local community. The paint system was found to have deteriorated past its lifespan and so a new paint system was devised to ensure the structure was fully protected and preserved from any corrosion developing on the metallic elements. This project was one hundred percent self-delivered by Taziker, from the scaffolding and encapsulation to the grit-blasting and painting.
Refurbishing & Strengthening of River Parrett Viaduct - Removing & Relaying Railway Track
Taziker was contracted by Network Rail Capital Projects to carry out refurbishment and strengthening of a five-span railway viaduct over the River Parrett in Somerset. This also included removing and relaying the track. Located just outside the small town of Langport, the structure consists of two half through girder spans, a truss span and two masonry arch spans. The railway line is a major branch of the Great Western Main Line. Taziker successfully completed the project in a sixteen-day blockade; carrying out the strengthening work and repairs which increased capacity from RA5 to RA8. The track was handed back to Network Rail on time and the first train passed the structure on schedule with no faults.
Installation of New Footbridge over East Lancs Railway in Heywood
Taziker has completed a local project for Rochdale Borough Council to design, build and install a new footbridge over the East Lancashire Railway. Located at Schofield Street in Heywood, Greater Manchester, the new footbridge was constructed three miles away at Taziker’s specialist fabrication facility at Birch Industrial Estate. The project was delivered by Taziker Engineering Services division and demonstrates their ability to design, build and install a custom-made footbridge.
How Taziker refurbished two 150 year old footbridges in Cumbria (Wigton & Millom)
Taziker Industrial were engaged as Principal Contractor to undertake the refurbishment of the Wigton and Millom Station footbridges simultaneously. The work was delivered on behalf of Network Rail, as part of the Great North Rail Project, to ensure that the footbridges remain safe and reliable for passengers at Millom and Wigton for decades to come. At 150 years old, the structures have suffered significant wear and tear , therefore Taziker Industrial proposed at Tender Stage to lift the main spans off and bring them to the new facility in Heywood to restore the bridges before sending them for painting to our Supply Chain Partner NL Williams. The stairs were refurbished in situ by Taziker Industrial’s inhouse coatings department.
Glenury Aerial Footage
Drone Footage of Taziker Industrial's work upon Glenury Viaduct in Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire.
Tay Rail Bridge Aerial
Aerial video of Taziker Industrial's work upon the Tay Rail Bridge.
Taziker Industrial - Royal Albert Bridge - Aerial View
An aerial flyover of the works being carried out by Taziker Industrial on the Royal Albert Bridge, Plymouth. Flight and film by Mulholland Media.