Expert Engineers of Moving Structures

We work with the world's leading infrastructure firms – businesses like yours – to solve the challenge of moving heavy, complex structures.

From bridges and barriers, to locks and gates, safety and reliability are critical when moving structures in high profile public spaces, or for demanding industrial applications.

Canary Wharf Bridge Refurbishment

  • Upgrade of two 25-year old moving bridges
  • Comprehensive overhaul of both mechanical and hydraulic components
  • Replacement of all electrical and control systems


Falkirk Wheel

  • Hydraulic systems to power the wheel's rotation
  • Auxiliary hydraulics for functions such as seals, pumps, latches and valves
  • Ongoing planned preventative maintenance services


Lock Gates

  • Dockyard and waterway lock gates across the UK

  • Various engineering services including design, mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, controls and finite element analysis


Sylvania Way Lifting Bridge, Scotland

  • A hydraulically lifting pedestrian footbridge over the Forth & Clyde canal
  • Supported on 4 long-stroke cylinders sunk into the ground
  • Controlled & synchronised lift to keep the bridge level


Locomotive Bridge, Huddersfield

  • Upgrade of a 19th century canal lift bridge in Yorkshire
  • All mechanical components renovated and new control systems added
  • Original windlass replaced by electrical motors


Anderton Boat Lift

  • Restoration of the only working boat lift left in England

  • Hydraulic power controlled via a modern EC&I scheme

  • A new visitor’s centre houses the upgraded control system


Clarence Dock Bascule Bridge, Leeds

  • New build footbridge at Leeds Armouries waterfront
  • Supply, installation and ongoing maintenance
  • Carefully designed to blend with surrounding architecture, including power units disguised as park benches


Fuel Terminal Containment Barriers

  • Hydraulically powered gates for both security and fuel containment
  • Automated access with photocell and safe edge systems
  • Hazardous area rated for use in a fuel terminal


Safety in motion

SCX designed, built and installed the world's first dividing retractable pitch at Tottenham Hotspur - over 10,000 tonnes in motion, safely operated by just two banksmen.

Rain no longer stops play

SCX's 1,000-tonne concertina roofs at Wimbledon can be safely moved over a stadium packed with thousands of people, players and even the Royal Family.

Let's talk more about moving structures

SCX has a world-leading track record and reputation for making large scale structures move - safely and reliably.

Talk to us today to arrange a CPD session to explore how SCX's expertise can make things move for you.

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SCX Special Projects Ltd

Roman Ridge Road, Sheffield, S9 1GA, United Kingdom

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