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Taking The Pressure UndergroundTaking the pressure underground

Underpinning road to ensure traffic safety

Working for the Coal Authority in the perhaps aptly named Capt. Webb Drive, in Telford, Shropshire, (wasn’t he the guy who first swam the Channel, covered in goose fat?!)

Anvil worked with main contractor Llettyshenkin Construction on a difficult project to cap and make safe a mine shaft beneath a road due to carry 44 tonne trucks.The problem was clear enough when a 40m hole opened up in the carriageway, so the thought of letting the artics. drop through that certainly concentrated the mind. Using 8 inch piles to support a cap under the road was the chosen way to proceed and, despite the very awkward working conditions, which did nor permit any access to the main mineshaft, the work was completed on time – with most of the team members having to wear fall arrest harnesses throughout the project!

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Giving a Lift!

Big Jobs for Big Storage

With much work currently going on in the self-storage market, we weren’t too surprised to be called in to help out on such a project and, sure enough, two Big Storage sites, one in Handforth and one in Warrington, required Anvil’s skills to install new lift pits.

With movement of storage goods going on all the time in such buildings, the efficient operation of the lifts is essential for the smooth running of the business. These are often not such straightforward construction projects as might be imagined, and on this occasion high levels of ground water proved to be a headache. Nevertheless, all work was satisfactorily completed on time and within budget.

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Gillibrand Arms ChorleyThe Gillibrand Arms, Chorley

This contract, won by competitive tender and carried out for Daniel Thwaites Brewery, called upon a number of Anvil Foundation’s specialist techniques. Piled underpinning with needle beams, pin piling to upgrade the existing floor slab and piled ground beams for new construction were all employed to stabilise an existing public house suffering severe differential subsidence.

The brewery employed Shepherd Gilmore Consulting Engineers and Quantity Surveyor Brian Chaddock to supervise and control the works. Along with the stabilisation work, Thwaites took the opportunity to carry out extensive refurbishment works during the shut down.

The public house was constructed in the 1970’s on a thin, shallow raft. Fill deposits were encountered to depths varying from 2.8-7.3m. The material consisted of a random mix of stone,sand, clay ash, brick, topsoil, and peat with occasional pieces of timber and plastic. The natural drift consisting of firm to stiff clay deposits contained a high proportion of shale. Immediately below the clay, the solid deposits of highly weathered shale were encountered, albeit at greatly
varying depths.

Settlement was attributed to: compression of fill due to self-weight and imposed loading; collapse compression of fill due to water inundation; compression of weak deposits below fill;decomposition of organic matter within fill; collapse and migration of materials into possible mine shaft; collapse of possible shallow mine workings.

Probing failed to find evidence of the historic shafts and so a solution involving piles at closely spaced centres was chosen for the main floor slab area. Concentrated reinforcement was installed at the roof support columns using piles and r.c. concrete needle beams. Due to the variation of sub-soil conditions pile


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