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 car park.
A variety of solutions considered
The in-house Engineering team looked at a variety of solutions for this application including creating a block walling system which would have fitted the application but have been very expensive.
Aesthetically pleasing solution
The system chosen by the client provided a cost effective and aesthetically pleasing solution. The system combined a stone wall formed using our RockBox Gabions filled with local stone and a layer of Trinter erosion control matting over the top to create a natural finish that would eventually vegetate and blend into its surroundings. Using the wall enabled our client to achieve a clean look to the face of the wall whilst the Trinter provided stabilisation of the rootzone slope at the crest of the wall whilst vegetation was established.
Due to Geosynthetics long established relationships within the construction industry they were able to direct our customer to an reliable, approved installer; Intergeo Services Limited. Geosynthetics was able to provide support and advice from conception of the project to the installation. We also were able to attend site to ensure the project and installation ran smoothly.