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Torre Abbey Sands, Phase 3

Posted by on May 13, 2011 in Civil Engineering

Between October 2009 and March 2010, SWH carried out refurbishment works to a 100m section of promenade and steps on Torquay seafront.

The works comprised the cleaning of algae from the existing concrete, scabbling all existing surfaces and installation of dowels, prior to overlaying the existing concrete with 120mm of new fibre reinforced concrete.

The works were located on the main sea front in Torquay, at a location known as Torre Abbey Sands.

The works were within the tidal zone and the various operations had to be carefully planned to make best use of the available 'dry' time. Access was only available from...

Old Exeter Road, Kingsteignton

Posted by on May 10, 2011 in Civil Engineering

Old Exeter Road, Kingsteignton (Roads) The works provide highway and junction improvements to facilitate the future development of approximately 600 housing units.

They briefly comprise of the widening of just under 1km of existing carriageway, construction of a new traffic signal controlled T-junction, 150m of new carriageway, and junction improvements to an existing roundabout to change into a 4 way signal controlled junction with dedicated filter lanes.

The above works have involved:

  • A new positive drainage system made up of conventional gullies and carrier drainage and a shallow combined kerb drain system used to avoid the existing High Pressure Gas main running the entire...

Haldon Chalets Improvements

Posted by on May 10, 2011 in Civil Engineering

Haldon Chalets Improvements (Roads and Structures) This complex multi-disciplinary scheme involved the closure of an at-grade crossing on the A380 and the construction of a new intersection, an overbridge and 1km of associated side roads.

All the works were carried out within a SSSI.

A specialist was employed on the site for three months during the construction process to provide ecological supervision relating to protected species including reptiles, badgers and breeding birds.

In addition the existing soil had to be screened to remove any large stones and chalk and re-used to form the new embankments. This approach was required, as opposed to improving material,...