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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…

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…

Milwr Tunnel

Civil Structural Temporary Works

Milwr Tunnel is a mine drainage adit extending 10 miles from Cadole near Loggerheads, Denbighshire to Bagillt on the Dee Estuary in North Wales. The tunnel outfall is located approximately 100m inland from the banks of the River Dee and water flows to the Dee via a 18m wide 6m…