Case Studies

Putting Smartshore to the test

Putting Smartshore to the test - 21/08/23

The Smartshore Shoring System from Stopper Specialists is made from inflatable rubber cushions that are used together with adjustable trench struts.

Groundforce Shorco rises to design challenge

Groundforce Shorco rises to design challenge - 09/01/23

Groundforce Shorco supplied a range of specialised equipment to support a complex excavation during work at the Ynys Y Fro reservoir near Newport, Gwent.

Groundforce Shorco's props on the move

Groundforce Shorco's props on the move - 21/04/21

Groundforce Shorco’s modular hydraulic props have been used for a very different kind of project, not only above-ground but also on a moving structure. Osprey Group called on Groundforce to provide lateral support to bridge abutments and wing walls during the lifting and transportation process of a new railway bridge replacement at Gipsy Patch Lane in the north Bristol suburb of Stoke Gifford.

Complex propping project in Berlin

Complex propping project in Berlin - 24/07/19

A shopping mall in Berlin with a chequered history was the subject of a complex propping project involving the use of Groundforce’s largest propriety MP750 struts incorporating the latest hydraulic nut technology.

Capital Square, Edinburgh

Capital Square, Edinburgh - 07/06/19

Capital Square is the largest speculative office development in Edinburgh and is located in the heart of the city’s business district. The project is scheduled for completion in 2020. Groundforce helped to engineer a solution early on in the process, which had a number of different iterations before arriving at the final solution.

King's Inch, Renfrew

King's Inch, Renfrew - 18/04/18

Groundforce Shorco has supplied cost effective, time saving propping solutions to Barrhead-based civil engineering specialist George Leslie for the King’s Inch CSO project.

Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route - Goval Station

Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route - Goval Station - 26/03/18

The Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route/Balmedie to Tipperty (AWPR/B-T) is one of the largest infrastructure projects in Scotland. It is being delivered by Transport Scotland on behalf of the Scottish Government in partnership with Aberdeen City Council and Aberdeenshire Council.

Sheildhall Strategic Tunnel - Bespoke Bridge

Sheildhall Strategic Tunnel - Bespoke Bridge - 11/07/16

Scottish Water is building a 3.1 mile-long waste water tunnel in the south of Glasgow as part of the biggest upgrade of the city’s waste water network in more than a century. The Shieldhall Strategic Tunnel, which will run between Craigton and Queen’s Park area of Glasgow, forms part of a £250m, five-year programme of work to upgrade the waste water network in the Greater Glasgow area.

Ireland Wind Farm

Ireland Wind Farm - 24/10/14

Two of Ireland’s largest windfarm projects have been constructed on behalf Bord na Mona, Ireland’s leading producer of peat based products and now renewable energy and recycling, at its Bruckana peat bog site in Tipperary and Mount Lucas site in County Offaly.

St Helens Place

St Helens Place - 14/05/14

Groundforce Shorco’s Major Project Team designed a complex basement propping solution for one the UK’s most delicate and challenging redevelopment projects in London - 5-7 St Helen’s Place, the residence for The Worshipful Company of Leathersellers, one of the City of London’s Livery Companies.

Babcock | North Wales

Babcock | North Wales - 16/01/14

When main contractor, Babcock, needed an immediate and effective temporary bridge solution to enable access to undertake both the emergency demolition and replacement of an electricity pylon in the Dwyryd estuary, North Wales, they contacted Groundforce Bridge, who were able to meet both their technical criteria and deadline.

Glasgow School of Arts

Glasgow School of Arts - 12/04/13

Constructing a new building in a city centre requires a great deal of expertise if disruption to nearby residents and businesses is to be minimised. Speed and efficiency are key to getting the job done with the minimum of fuss and are essential to delivering the project on time and to budget.

Tower Bridge | Blackfriars Road

Tower Bridge | Blackfriars Road - 19/03/12

Miller Piling needed to install a total of 1500 concrete piles on two major high profile projects in the centre of London, one residential and one mixed use. Although in close proximity to each other, both projects had different and equally challenging ground conditions to contend with. Having worked with Piletec previously on a number of projects, Miller chose to hire two Free Suspended Vibratory piling hammers.

Hilton Hotel

Hilton Hotel - 09/06/11

Construction of a major new hotel on London’s South Bank has required the excavation of a large two-level basement in poor ground conditions in an extremely built up location. The main contractor is GTM, a joint venture between McGee and Galliford Try, which has taken the unusual step of eliminating the use of subcontractors wherever possible.

Tyne Tunnel

Tyne Tunnel - 17/02/11

The second Tyne Tunnel is a £260m scheme to alleviate traffic congestion through the existing single lane each way tunnel bore. It is one of the largest road infrastructure projects in the UK in recent years. The Tunnel, due for completion in 2011, is being constructed by French contractor Bouygues mainly using traditional cut-and-cover techniques on the North and South approaches and immersed precast concrete tunnel segments sunk into the river bed for the tunnel itself.

Wandsworth Riverside Quarter

Wandsworth Riverside Quarter - 15/06/10

Construction of an unusually wide basement box in poor alluvial soil requires exceptional lateral support for the piled retaining walls. The traditional method of bracing such an excavation is to install a specially designed framework of structural steel – a method which is both expensive and time consuming.

Limerick Tunnel

Limerick Tunnel - 22/03/09

The Limerick Tunnel is a E570 million public-private partnership scheme for the Irish Republic’s National Roads Authority. Designed to carry four lanes of traffic under the River Shannon, it forms the centrepiece of a major by-pass project for the city.

Rolling Strut Double Slide Rail

Rolling Strut Double Slide Rail - 26/02/08

Groundforce Shorco have provided a unique ground support solution to Barhale Construction for a flood alleviation scheme in Gloucester.

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