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Erosion Control, East Midlands Gateway Rail Terminal, Kegworth, UK
A 50 acre intermodal freight terminal known as East Midlands Gateway can accommodate up to 16 large freight trains daily as well as HGV parking and container storage and is located at the M1/M42 junction. Due to the topography of the site the rail connection had to include an embankment. Owin...
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Erosion Control, Flood Embankment, Erosamat, Greatham, Hartlepool
The Greatham Managed Realignment Scheme was part of the Environment Agencies wider " Tees tidal Flood Risk Management Strategy" which imposed a legal requirement upon the Environment Agency to deliver intertidal habitats as compensation for the impact of flood management projects. The challeng...
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Coal Ash Containment, Basal and Capping, Pozidrain, Jorf Lasfar, Morocca
The existing coal fired power station at Jorf Lasfar located on the Atlantic Coast of El Jaidida was to double in size. Due to this a storage area and waste water Lagoon were required With high potential for pollution from CCR, a sealed and protected geomembrane needed to be installed with su...
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Structural Drainage - Deckdrain A14 Cambridge to Huntington, UK
The A14 trunk road running between M1 Catthorpe Interchange and Felixstowe carries around 8500 vehicle a day. The project to upgrade the carriageway involved the construction of many large structures. These required drainage that could be quickly and safely installed. Traditional Methods requ...
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Structural Drainage - Road and Rail Bridge Abutement, Deckdrain, Port Talbot Distributor Road, UK
The Port Talbot Distributor Road is part of a regeneration plan for the Port Talbot area. The new road comprises a mixture of structures. Speed of installation was key to the project. Structural Drainage was needed for all the earth retaining structures. Traditional methods required manual...
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Cutting Drainage & Reinforcement, Erosaweb & Fildrain, Luton Dunstable Busway, Bedfordshire, UK
Luton Dunstable Busway is a new construction connecting two Bedfordshire towns. The Busway comprises of twin tracks 6m wide allowing two directional travel. The guide way has a low noise surface and needed to minimise the impact on neighbouring properties. During the build it was necessary to ...
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Structural Drainage - Loading Platform, Pozidrain, Nauerna, The Netherlands
Afvalzorg is one of The Netherlands most important waste processing companies. The Nauerna site includes state of the art sorting and recycling facilities. To increase capacity a new loading quay was required for temporary waste storage, To do the work Trisoplas identified the lack of adequat...
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Stabilisatioin - Abweb and Abgrid, Quarry Bank Mill, Styal, Chshire, UK
Quarry Bank is an old cotton mill in Cheshire, now operated by the National Trust it attracts large numbers of visitors daily. A permeable run off was required to allow the car park to be used without issue all year around as there had been problems with saturation previously. A solution was r...
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Suds Permeable Paving - Sudspave, Quarry Bank Mill,. Style, Cheshire, UK
Quarry Bank MIll is an old cotton mill. Now operated by the National Trust it attracts large numbers of visitors daily to its attrections. The overflow car park quickly turns to mud currently being fit for purpose fields. A permeable surface was required however to allow for a permeable surfac...
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MIne Tailings Capping and Drainage - Pozidrain SKL and Erosaweb, Carrshield MIne Works, UK
The Barneycraig Lead mine located in the North Pennines operated between 1760-1920. Due to mine tailings being deposited on the River West Allen it became the second worst river by Northumbria River Basin Management. A plan to improve the river meant the tailings needed to be capped to preven...
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Embankment Drainage - Rail Embankment, Pozidrain, Certaldo Poggibonsi Railway, Italy
In 1850 the Siena to Empoli railway line became a central part of the wine making industry. After being destroyed in WW2 it was rebuilt to modern standards. 20KM of new embankment required construction to upgrade the railway to meet current requirements. This required 500mm starter layer requi...
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Asphalt Reinforcement - A87 Trunk Road, Rotaflex, Isle of Skye, Scotland
The 99 mile long A87 is a major trunk road in the Scottish Highlands with an average daily vehicle movement of 2200. Due to the high exposure of the Road and deep foundations of peat the road is susceptible to flexural cracking. A solution was required to the differential movement and flexing ...
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Structural Drainage - Reservoir Base Uplift, Deckdrain, Rushmore STW, Telford, UK
Part of Severn Trent Waters e5 Major Projects Programme, Rushmore STW is a strategic centre for sludge digestion, de-watering and cake storage. Due to expected growth in the local population the PSTs would need refurbishment. A high water table below ground meant stability is constantly changi...
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Structural Drainage - Deckdrain, Reservoir Drainage, Hagbourne Hill, UK
As part of the Didcot water supply system, Thames water constructed a new twin cell covered service reservoir at their facility at Hagbourne Hill. Traditional construction required a protection board against the water proofing before back filling with clean no lines drainage stone. This method...
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Blueroof - Green Biodiverse, Moreland Primary School, Islington, UK
Moreland Primary School is a purpose built school, nursery and Children's Centre requiring a multipurpose usable outdoor space. Due to lack of space, the ground attenuation tanks planned would reduce site storage and limit access to other trades, therefore delaying the project, The challenge w...
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SuDS Pond - Groundwater Control, Pozidrain, Newcastle Airport, UK
From humble beginnings Newcastle Airport has grown vastly and expects 9.4m passengers annually by 2035. Increasing the capacity of the existing storage lagoons is needed to continue meet current and future airport requirements. Due to the high water table there is a risk ground water pressur...
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Landfill Cap Drainage & Gas Venting - Pozidrain, Chelson Meadows, Landfill Site, Plymouth, UK
For more than four decades Chelson Meadow was the main landfill site for the Plymouth area. An estimated 17,650,000 tonnes of landfill needed capping with a permanent geosynthetic capping system. The capping commenced in 2005 and had to be closed by 2012. ABG Pozidrain 6S250/NW8 was installed ...
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SuDS Permeable Paving - Attenuation Car Park, Sudspave, Devour, Holmfirth, UK
In 2017 permission was granted for the re-devlopment of an abandoned mill in Holmfirth into a cookery school and restaurant. The design required the car park to look as natural as possible but to withstand the manoeuvring of large delivery vehicles. ABG offered a re-engineered solution showin...
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Basel Drainage - Slope Retention, Pozidrain and Erosaweb, Shetland Gas Plant
The Shetland Gas plant (SGP) represents a 25bn investment by Total in Shetland to service the Laggan and Tormore gas fields. The site was covered by a large peat bog that needed preserving for reinstatement at the end of life decommissioning. The solution was to build two peat stores in the s...
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Stabilisation - Sudsweb, Abgrid & Terrex, Devour, Holmfirth, UK
In 2017 permission was granted for the redevelopment of an historic abandoned mill in Holmfirth into a restaurant and cookery school. It was soon clear the ground to be used for parking needed stabilisation. To completely dig out the area would have been costly and there was little time for u...
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SuDS Permeable Paving - Crane Hardstandings, Truckcell, Wadlow Wind Farm, Cambridgshire, UK
In Line with Cambridge County Councils renewable Energy Development Programme. RES received consent to build the 13 turbine Wadlow Wind Farm. The site is in a sensitive ecological and archaeological location. It therefore meant the crane hard standings had to be sympathetic to the local enviro...
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SuDS Permeable Paving, HGV Parking Area, Truckcell 80, Road King, Cannock, UK
The New Hollies transport cafe has been serving drivers and travellers on Watling Street (A5) since 1933. The cafe has grown significantly and hundreds of HGVs visit each week creating a demand for robust, sustainable parking. Due to the high water table, permission was granted but with the r...
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Tree Root Protection, Woodland Access, Abweb TRP, Center Parcs, Woburn, UK
Part of the planning consent for Centerparcs included a roundabout and the creation of cycle bridleways. The aim to complete the work using a method sympathetic to the environment whilst avoiding damage to the tree roots. ABG Abweb TRP has a three dimensional cellular structure which when fill...
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SuDS Permeable Paving, Park and Ride, Truckcell, Truro, UK
Cornwall Council identified a requirement for a Porous Paving system for a park and ride being built in the east of the city. The system would need to meet all planning limitations relating to run off and cope with coach overrun as well as being able to resist the forces exerted by manoeuvr...
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SuDS Permeable Paving, Park and Ride, Sudspave, Truro, UK
Following a successful park and ride facility in the west of the city and to reduce traffic further, an east park and ride facility comprising 1800 car parking spaces as part of a regeneration scheme. The park and ride design focused on sustainability and protecting local habitats. Due to rest...
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Blue Roof, Green Extensive, Huddersfield University, UK
The design in this project was to have a Green Roof and warm roof system The aim was to place standard green roofs which retains water but allows most of the rainfall to run into buried SuDS tanks. Following consultation with ABG the design was changed to the ABG Blueroof system. The primar...
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Blue Roof, Green Extensive, Rathbone Market, London, UK
The designer obtained consent under the latest SuDS regulations in the densely build area of London. Restriction on outflow rates to sewers demanded high attenuation. The original design for stormwater attenuation involved discharging tanks under the ground. This was expensive and took up val...
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Green Roof, Extensive, Alder Hey Childrens Hospital, Liverpool, UK
The challenge was to incorporate a green roof finish both flat and curved to the roof areas. The roof pitch being as steep as 45 degrees in places, a pitch not conducive with a green roof system. ABG used their expertise in green roof and slope stabilisation to make the curved green roof poss...
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Green Roof, Biodiverse, Regent Street, Piccadilly, London, UK
The Green Roofs Consultancy report looked to the provision of Green Bio diverse roof to address the need to encourage additional species. The ABG Green Bio diverse Roof System includes a mixture of plug planted sedum, cuttings and seeded annual and perennial wildflowers. ABG Roofdrain was use...
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Retaining Wall, Webwall, Westfield, Pembrokeshire, UK
The challenge was to mitigate the impact improvements would have on the nature reserve and to promote biodiversity to the former railway route Retaining walls were needed to reduce the gradient of descent used by cyclists and walkers to allow accessibility for less able users. ABG proposed u...
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Vegetated Retaining Wall, Cutting Stabilisation, Webwall,Saundersfoot, UK
The local council was tasked with constructing a footpath within a restricted area allowing safer access to a busy health centre. It was important to maintain the natural green appearance. A retaining wall was required and had to be quick and easy to erect with minimal disruption. ABG Webwall ...