Sector Housing, private
Project type New build
Services provided Product / system manufacture
Product / system supply
Project location East Midlands
Client Morris Homes Ltd
Contractor Morris Homes Ltd
Products used Timbalok
 
 

Challenge

Morris Homes were constructing 146 two, three and four-bed houses, apartments and affordable houses, including all associated works, at the site of the old Butterly Engineering Works in Ripley, Derbyshire.

The project required a solution to retain a 6m-high bank to create car parking bays for apartments above, and an aesthetically pleasing structure to look at for the houses below.

The brief was to design a wall that was almost vertical which would be able to accommodate the surcharge loadings from cars and small lorries. It would also need to be able to withstand the wind loadings from a 2.4m-high close-boarded fence built into the top of the wall, and to allow for the face to be planted up at a later date.

Solution

RPC's Timbalok retaining wall was specified.

The wall was designed to be built at a 6:1 batter which is only 9o off vertical, thus creating more space for the car parking bays at the top.

Growbags were incorporated within the structure to allow future planting, and designed concrete fence post pad bases for the installation of a 2.4m-high close-boarded fence into the top of the wall.

Outcome

The wall was completed on time and within budget.


Challenge

Morris Homes were constructing 146 two, three and four-bed houses, apartments and affordable houses, including all associated works, at the site of the old Butterly Engineering Works in Ripley, Derbyshire.

The project required a solution to retain a 6m-high bank to create car parking bays for apartments above, and an aesthetically pleasing structure to look at for the houses below.

The brief was to design a wall that was almost vertical which would be able to accommodate the surcharge loadings from cars and small lorries. It would also need to be able to withstand the wind loadings from a 2.4m-high close-boarded fence built into the top of the wall, and to allow for the face to be planted up at a later date.

Solution

RPC's Timbalok retaining wall was specified.

The wall was designed to be built at a 6:1 batter which is only 9o off vertical, thus creating more space for the car parking bays at the top.

Growbags were incorporated within the structure to allow future planting, and designed concrete fence post pad bases for the installation of a 2.4m-high close-boarded fence into the top of the wall.

Outcome

The wall was completed on time and within budget.


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