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Leca plays a key role in “Kelpies” project enabling construction

Leca plays a key role in “Kelpies” project enabling construction

The Helix project in Falkirk has transformed a tired and lifeless environment into one of the most expansive and attractive community locations in Europe. The Helix forms the hub of the Forth and Clyde canal and has a strong water theme with a kilometre of new canal...

Queensferry Crossing – Scotland

Queensferry Crossing – Scotland

Leca UK has provided its expertise and materials to the construction of the new Queensferry Crossing, the 2.7 km-long bridge linking Edinburgh and Fife.  The Crossing Bridge, which is the longest three tower, cable-stayed bridge in the world and also the largest to...

Ground Anchors used in Rockwood Estate redevelopment

Ground Anchors used in Rockwood Estate redevelopment

As part of the redevelopment of the Rockwood Estate a semi-basement extension was proposed to the rear of the existing main dwelling. The basement would be cut into the sloping ground leading up to the rear of the property. To prevent the temporary dismantling of the...

Great presentations from all the teams at GEOTEX Manchester

Great presentations from all the teams at GEOTEX Manchester

The GEOTEX Team would like to say a "Big Thank You" to all the delegates who joined us at Old Trafford yesterday for a morning of learning, discussion and of course making some new friends! The short, sharp 20 minute presentations were information packed, with case...

VIDEO: Gabions used to extend HGV area at Cobham Services

VIDEO: Gabions used to extend HGV area at Cobham Services

The Cobham Motorway Service Area (MSA) is located at J10 of the M25 motorway. The site opened in 2012 and is a single site used by traffic in both directions. The service area currently contains a customer service building with restaurants and refreshment areas,...

Highest retaining wall of its kind in the UK

Highest retaining wall of its kind in the UK

The Reinforced Earth retaining walls forming the north of the underpass, on the A465 Heads of the Valley road at Carno, are up to 33m high making it the highest structure of its type constructed in the UK. The design of the three-tier 33m high Reinforced Earth...

Long term fix for land slip on East Coast Rail Line

Long term fix for land slip on East Coast Rail Line

Concrete Canvas® GCCM* (CC) was used to line a channel in Angus, Scotland, UK. A combination of surface water and silt run-off from adjacent fields had caused a landslip onto a section of the East Coast Rail line in Angus. In addition to line closures and significant...

Battersea Power Station Decomissioning

Battersea Power Station Decomissioning

Background Battersea Power Station A was built in the 1930s, with Battersea B Power Station to the east in the 1950s. The two stations were built to a nearly identical design, providing the long-recognized four-chimney layout. The station ceased generating electricity...

Aldi use Geosynthetics solution to expand HQ

Aldi use Geosynthetics solution to expand HQ

Aldi UK Headquarters in Atherstone needed to expand their car parking area to facilitate the growing business and its increasing workforce. They had a large area of land with a gradual embankment which they needed to increase the footprint area and create a two story...

Anchoring to secure facing materials on motorway slopes

Anchoring to secure facing materials on motorway slopes

The A1 Autostrada is a north-south motorway that runs 568km through central Poland from Gdansk, on the Baltic Sea. As part of the upgrade a new section of motorway was constructed between Piekary and Maciejów which required an anchoring solution to secure all of the...

Rapid slope protection at Newmont Ghana Gold Mine

Rapid slope protection at Newmont Ghana Gold Mine

Concrete Canvas® (CC) was specified as a solution for slope protection for slopes adjacent to the new reinforced earth wall at the Newmont Ghana Gold Limited (NGGL) site in Ahafo, Ghana. In addition to this CC was also used for the protection of earth wall footings...

Improved road and footpath safety on Little Orme

Improved road and footpath safety on Little Orme

The Little Orme is comprised of limestone with sub-horizontal bedding planes. The jointing is orthogonal, defining large blocks. Generally, these joints are tight within the rock mass, however, due to weathering and block movement, they are often dilated on the rock...

Video: Gabion Retaining Wall – Carbis Bay, UK

Video: Gabion Retaining Wall – Carbis Bay, UK

Carbis Bay Hotel invested £8 million into a beach front regeneration project which involved the construction of a new piled wall to create space for the development at beach level. Given the limited space, a temporary supporting platform was required to...

Concrete Canvas – Avoca Mines Case Study

Concrete Canvas – Avoca Mines Case Study

In June, Concrete Canvas® Geosynthetic Cementitious Composite Mat (CC GCCM) was used to line a series of drainage channels at the Avoca Mines in Wicklow, Ireland. The site had a long history of mining, with copper mining activities having been reported as far back as...

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