Geosynthetics Case Studies

  • Oak Grange Housing Development

    The Wrekin Products geogrids team value-engineered a fit-for-purpose adoptable road for a new Derby housing development, working with the city council, William Davis Homes and S&L Groundworks.

  • Hinkley Point C Nuclear Power Station

    The Wrekin Products geogrids team was approached by J. Murphy & Sons and Balfour Beatty to help with the construction of a ten-kilometre haul road that would support the first UK nuclear power station to be built in over 20 years.

  • Willen Hospice Car Park Extension

    The existing car park at Willen Hospice, near Milton Keynes, in Buckinghamshire provided insufficient car parking spaces for family and friends to visit their loved ones receiving care at the hospice.

  • Whittington Rifle Ranges

    The existing stop butts at Whittington Ranges had not been used for many years and had fallen into a state of disrepair. Our client was tasked with reinstating the stop butts and bringing them up to current safety standards so that the range could be re-opened for use by the armed forces.

  • Warner Brothers Studio

    Originally the site at Leavesden was a second world war airfield and aircraft production base for the Mosquito fighter and Halifax bomber. After the war, Rolls-Royce acquired the site for producing aeroplane and helicopter engines. When they left in the early 1990s the site became a film studio, and in 1994 the James Bond film GoldenEye was filmed there.

  • Waddesdon Manor Overflow Car Park

    Waddesdon Manor in the heart of Buckinghamshire was built in 1874 by Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild in the Neo-Renaissance style of a French château. In 1957 it was bequeathed by James de Rothschild to the National Trust who manage it on behalf of The Rothschild Foundation.

  • Thetford Woodland Lodges

    Thetford Forest is the UK’s largest man made lowland forest. It’s patchwork of pines, heathland and broadleaves provide the ideal setting for a great day out, and a welcome refuge for a rich variety of animal and plant life.

  • The Harbour, Ground Stabilisation

    In order to enable construction to begin on a new adult mental health hospital at Whyndyke Farm, Blackpool the use of Wrekin Products’ E’Grid™ 20/20 biaxial geogrid was required. The new £39.5M state-of-the-art facility will have 154 beds and will replace wards currently used on two separate hospitals in Blackpool and Lytham.

  • Raleigh Hall Car Park

    Wrekin were approached by Raleigh Hall to advise and design a suitable solution for a gravel car park to accompany a new warehouse development. Wrekin offered their CellTrack™ gravel retention system using FasTrack 609™ as a separation layer.

  • Old Colwyn Embankment Repairs

    Wrekin were approached by Alun Griffiths (Contractors) Limited, and Atkins to advise on a suitable geotextile to go beneath rock armour as a heavy duty separation and filtration layer. The geotextile would form part of the necessary repair work to Network Rail Wales’ embankment at Old Colwyn, Conwy.

  • Mostyn Sea Wall Repairs

    When gale force winds combined with high tides on Thursday 5th December 2013, the result was the worst storm surge to hit North Wales in years.

  • The Kinema in the Woods

    The Kinema in the Woods is a cinema in the village of Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire, England. Dating back to 1922, this beautiful woodland setting is a protected conservation area.

    Wrekin Products was invited to assist with creating a new access road and car park in the sensitive area in which the cinema is located and which is surrounded by hundreds of trees protected by Tree Preservation Orders (TPOs).

  • Stow Farm Stud Menage

    Wrekin Geosynthetics were approached by Stow Farm Stud to provide geosynthetic separation and filtration solutions for a high intensity Horse menage.

    The scope included the construction of a 60 x 30m manége with a 150mm deep drainage layer and a 150mm deep top dressed equisand surface.

  • Great Yarmouth Outer Harbour

    When Peel Ports Great Yarmouth was selected to be the base for the construction and installation activities for the Galloper and East Anglia ONE wind farms in the Southern North Sea, it was necessary to embark on a multimillion pound investment to upgrade the site.

  • Fallow Park Housing Development

    Fallow Park is an exclusive housing development on the outskirts of Cannock. The rural setting of the development and close proximity to Hawks Green Nature Reserve influenced the design and installation of shared recreation areas on the site.

  • Cumnock SWS Power Line Upgrade

    The Scottish Government has set a major target to generate Scotland’s electricity from renewable energy. As the existing network does not have sufficient capacity to cope with the level of demand, a new transmission network was required.

  • Colchester Cemetery and Crematorium

    When Colchester Cemetery and Crematorium needed to increase the space visitors had to park their cars, its options were limited. The only potential area it identified was within a copse of established oak and maple trees.

  • Chelsea Garden Project

    The Hospital of St John and St Elizabeth in London is one of the UK’s largest independent charitable hospitals.

    This project involved a need to solve the design constraints for the relocation of a Chelsea Flower Show garden to a hospice, part of the hospital site.

  • Carradale to Crossaig Replacement Power Line

    As part of a scheme to provide a more secure power supply network on Scotland’s Kintyre Peninsula, and also to provide a power network capable of taking advantage of the regions renewable energy potential, a new 132kV overhead power line was required between Carradale substation and a new substation at Crossaig.

  • Bristol Airport, Silverzone Car Park

    With both an increase in passenger numbers and volume of flights there was a need for the operators of Bristol Airport to undertake a range of improvements across the airport complex to cope with the growing demand.

  • Belton House Overspill Car Park

    Built in the 1680s, the National Trust’s owned Belton House sits within 1300 acres of rolling deer park. The formal Dutch and Italian gardens are a major attraction for visitors to this quintessential country house estate.

  • Bellway Homes TreeBunker™ Tree Pits

    The Holmwood Park development of new homes in Ferndown, Dorset, has been created by Bellway Homes Ltd on a site surrounded by large green spaces including 1,000 acres of stunning parkland and forest.

  • Bearse Farm, Caravan Park Pitches

    Our client was developing some land to create a camping & caravanning site. The site would include nineteen 6m x 20m caravan pitches, a small welfare block, drying room and a shop offering provisions to holiday makers.

  • Aylesbury 7, London

    Aylesbury 7 is a major private and social housing development in Elephant and Castle, South West London. Part of the landscaping design included a new timber decked footbridge that encroached upon root protection areas of protected lime trees.

  • A47 Thorney Bypass, Ground Stabilisation Solution

    The A47 is a primary trunk road linking Birmingham and the midlands with Great Yarmouth in Norfolk. Its route through Thorney, Cambridgeshire had been a historic ‘bottleneck’ for many years so a bypass was needed.

  • Earl Shilton Treatment Works

    Wrekin Products was approached by Severn Trent’s contractor to discuss the creation of site access and a proposed working platform to be installed at the sewage treatment works at Earl Shilton, south west of Leicester.