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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…

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…

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…

Littleborough Station

Earth Structures Geotechnical Railways Structural

Littleborough Station is constructed on top of a high embankment with a car park at the bottom. Stairs provided the only pedestrian access from the car park, limiting access to the station for wheelchair and pram users. As part of Network Rail’s ‘access for all’ programme for providing step free…

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…

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…

Foxbank Bewdley

Earth Structures Geotechnical

Following rain storms in Worcestershire movement occurred in retaining walls and steep garden slopes rising above and behind “Foxbank”, a house on the busy Cleobury Road in Bewdley. Power supply poles in the garden tilted and foul sewerage pipes were fractured.  The site was small but access problems were immense,…

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…