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New Gas Bag for Southport WwTW

Civil Geotechnical Structural

As part of United Utilities improvements to Southport WwTW a new state of the art gas bag retention system has been installed to replace the traditional gas holders. Methane produced from sludge treatment will be stored in the bag and this gas will then be turned into electricity to help…

A50 Growth Corridor Bridge Demolition

Structural Temporary Works

The £40 million A50 Growth Corridor Project is being delivered by Staffordshire County Council and Tarmac Construction on behalf of Highways England. The project is designed to ease congestion and offer easy access to the 700-home Bramshall Meadows housing development without traffic being driven through Uttoxeter. The works include a…

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…

Sustainable Urban Drainage – Innovative underground storage solution

Civil Geotechnical Structural

Working in partnership with Stormwater Management Ltd we have provided the technical support to assist in the design and construct an innovative sustainable urban drainage system – the Elevator attenuation storage tank. The unique uPVC permanent formwork solution creates an innovative means of economising material needs whilst achieving excellent structural…

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…

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…

Holden Wood IR

Civil Earth Structures Featured Geotechnical Structural Temporary Works

Flood studies and physical model tests demonstrated that the existing overflow and spillway facilities at the Holden Wood Impounding Reservoir were unable to pass the Probable Maximum Flood (PMF) without overtopping onto the main earth embankment with a consequent risk of failure due to the destructive action of out-of-channel flows….

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…

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…