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Stockley Airport Junction – New Relief Lines to Heathrow

Civil Railways Structural Temporary Works

For the past 18months the Crossrail West, Stockley Airport Junction project has provided a constant source of opportunities for PaSCoE to prove our ability to develop strong working relationship as well as demonstrate our unique, adaptive and client focused approach to temporary works design. Due to increased demand on rail…

Cambrian Quarry – New life for former ‘Vim’ quarry

Civil Earth Structures Geotechnical

The geology to the west of Mold in North Wales has a long history of extractive industries. Mineralised veins within the rocks have been mined for lead, and mine voids have been used for drainage and storage, including munitions and explosives. At Cambrian Quarry in Gwernymynydd, underground workings extracted the…

Ben Gill, Cumbria – Back to Nature

Civil Earth Structures Geotechnical Structural

Engineering work on the weir of Ennerdale Water in the 1950s raised the level of the lake, increasing its storage capacity and ensuring a more secure potable water supply. As part of this work, one of the tributaries of the River Ehen (Ben Gill) was diverted to Ennerdale Water via…

14m high wall supports the flow of electricity from Scotland to England

Civil Earth Structures Geotechnical Structural

As part of the major FACTS (Flexible Alternating Current Transmission System) project by National Grid to boost the flow of electricity from Scotland to England cutting edge design TCSC (thyristor controlled series compensation) equipment was required at the Hutton 400 kV Hutton Substation near Kendal in Cumbria. This exciting project…

800 year old Kirkstall Forge gets a new lease of life

Civil Earth Structures Geotechnical Structural

A historic part of Leeds is being given a new lease of life as Kirkstall Forge is set kick start the regeneration of the area. For over 800 years Kirkstall Forge has been a vital part of Leeds’ industrial heritage, with this part of the city forging metal since 1147…

Crossrail – Stockley Airport Junction

Earth Structures Geotechnical Railways Temporary Works

Crossrail is amongst the most significant infrastructure projects ever undertaken in the UK – from improving journey times across London, to easing congestion and offering better connections. Crossrail will deliver a high frequency, high capacity service to 40 stations linking Reading and Heathrow in the west, to Shenfield and Abbey…

A27/A270 Junction Improvements Brighton

Civil Earth Structures Geotechnical Structural

To support the construction of a new Community Stadium and new building works by the University of Brighton the existing road network required major improvements to interface with the existing and proposed infrastructure. The new Brighton and Hove Albion Stadium Project required improvements to the A270 Lewes Road which included…

Eltham Embankment Stabilisation

Featured Geotechnical Railways Temporary Works

Evidence of both deep seated and shallow instability had been reported on the Down slope of the Eltham embankment located approximately 300m to the west of Eltham Station between Eltham and Kidbrooke stations at ELR: BEX 8m 61.5ch to 8m 70ch. Remedial works in the form of soil nailing, track…

Daniels Mill Slope Reconstruction

Earth Structures Geotechnical Temporary Works

Daniels Mill is a fully working watermill set in the idyllic Shropshire countryside, deep in a wooded steep valley crossed by the 19th century viaduct carrying the Severn Valley Railway to Bridgnorth. Its impressive waterwheel has been carefully restored to its former glory and is the largest waterwheel powering a…

Bookham Embankment Stabilisation

Earth Structures Geotechnical Railways Structural

Bookham embankment is located between Effingham Junction and Leatherhead Junction. A section of the line is built upon an embankment up to 5.5m high with a slope angle of 31°. The embankment was constructed mainly using remoulded soft clay, and a circular slip failure had resulted in movement of the…

Preston WTS

Geotechnical

The Lancashire Waste Network comprises the treatment of household waste from the 15 local authorities at 4 Central Waste Treatment Facilities supported by 11 Waste Transfer Stations. The Preston Waste Transfer Station (WTS) will process 60,000 tonnes per annum of mixed waste with future expansion to include a 26,000 tonnes…

Baystone Bank

Geotechnical Structural

Baystone Bank Reservoir impounded the Whicham Beck and the Whicham Beck tributary. The total catchment area at the dam was 2.47km2, with approximately 93% accounted for from the Whicham Beck and 7% from the tributary. The standard average annual rainfall for the catchment is 1,780mm. A by-wash channel allowed reservoir…

Midland Quarry

Earth Structures Geotechnical

A former sandstone and diorite quarry on a 16hectare site near Nuneaton was to be redeveloped by Redrow Homes for new residential housing. To maximise the available land required the construction of a new retaining structure within the existing quarry. The existing quarry comprised a partially flooded Main Void and…

Buttershaw School

Earth Structures Geotechnical

Buttershaw High school was included in Phase 1 of the Government ‘Building Schools for the Future’ programme. The scheme entailed the demolition of existing school buildings and the construction of a new school building, car parking and sports facilities. The school site was constructed over varied topography which required the…

Selly Oak Phase 1 Temporary Wall

Earth Structures Temporary Works

Selly Oak is an area of Birmingham notorious for congestion and as part of the phase 1 bypass scheme, a new roundabout leading to the Phase 2 works and a replacement bridge were required over the Dudley No.2 Canal. The new bridge over the canal was to be widened to…

Allescholes Landslip Stabilisation Works

Civil Earth Structures Geotechnical

The existing embankment pre-failure comprised of a clay slope at an approximate inclination of 1:1.5, with a height of approximately 8m falling to a stream at the base of the slope. Road drainage was directed to a ditch at the side of the embankment falling to the stream at the…