Spate conditions in the River Irvine had washed away the steep slope embankment retaining the 1200mm diam Irvine Valley Sewer, exposing and de-stabilising the pre-cast concrete trunk main. The work involved sewer anchoring, reconstructing the embankment and stabilising the toe with rock armour scour protection.
The works were adjacent to housing with constrained access and no adjacent room for storage or lay-down areas.
Water levels and flood warnings were closely monitored when arranging machine and material access onto the steep embankment whilst maintaining the stability of the live sewer.
Residents in the area were very pleased with the works and a thank-you letter was received commenting on the care, courtesy and attention afforded by the GL team on site.
The overall project involves the off-site fabrication and installation of a new linkspan structure at Oban Ferry Terminal for client Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd (CMal).
12th February 2019
GL making a return visit to the Sound of Kerrera off Oban, to undertake substantial repairs to the breakwater which suffered collision damage following an altercation with a workboat earlier this year.
14th December 2018
Michael Matheson MSP and Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity covered all his portfolios at the official opening of the new Polmadie Footbridge giving pedestrian and cycle transport access,
18th September 2018