Quantum have been awarded the ground investigation and consultancy works for the proposed foreshore development adjacent Mumbles Pier, Swansea. The sizeable works entail a number of rotary cored boreholes, trial pits, window sample and probes to determine ground conditions initially for a new boardwalk along the seawall and development of the former Cinderella’s Nightclub. Further investigation works are anticipated for the next phases of the development.
In response to an expanding workload Quantum Geotechnical have just purchased a third Tei HEM 560 Drill mast. This fleet expansion will allow us to undertake larger soil nailing, rock bolting and ground anchoring projects nationwide as well as increasing capacity in preparation for the upcoming workstream flowing from our inclusion on the Highways England framework.
Quantum are delighted to have been awarded the second phase of investigation works at the National Botanic Garden of Wales, Llanarthne as part of the prestigious Regency Restoration Project. Having completed the first phase in 2016, Quantum mobilised to site mid-September to further investigate the former dam structures. This work forms the initial stages of what will be a spectacular restoration project bringing the former intricate and stunning water features back to life as they were over 200 years ago! Quantum are privileged to be part of this local scheme.
In June 2017, Quantum was appointed as one of the preferred contractors on the Wessex Water Site Investigation & Contaminated Land Services Framework, which will run for a period of five years. Wessex Water covers an area of over 10,000 sq. km in the South West of England and Quantum are pleased to have completed its first site investigation at Cromhall STW at Baden Hill, South Gloucestershire. The Framework will be managed by Quantum’s South West regional office, headed up by Jim Dennis and Ben Tucker.
Quantum’s Senior Engineering Geologist, Phil Darby, takes up his new role as Ground Investigation Operations Co-ordinator. Responsible for the South Wales based geotechnical team, Phil will administer and co-ordinate all ground investigation and consultancy contracts. Having been with Quantum for just over five years and in the industry as a whole for over 10 years, Phil will now lead a team of Engineering Geologists and Senior Technicians, driving the Geotechnical and Ground Investigation sections forward. We wish Phil every success in his new role.
Coming up to his 15th year with Quantum and having formerly worked for Thyssen Geotechnical, from which Quantum evolved, Ross takes over all operational, commercial and SHEQ matters within the company. With an emphasis on quality and efficiency, Ross will seek to develop the company going forward based on its greatest asset, its employees. Quantum’s long serving and dedicated staff and operatives are the basis upon which Quantum has been built, and will continue to build its fine reputation.
Quantum are delighted to announce that Quantum’s Senior Engineering Geologist and International Projects Manager, Jim Dennis, has taken up his new role as Regional Manager of Quantum’s South West region based out of our Exeter office. Jim has been with Quantum for over five years and will head up the region with a focus on development, growth and building upon existing working relationships across the South West.
The latter half of September sees Quantum complete the second phase of ground investigation works at Shoeburyness Ministry of Defence base, Essex. The works are part of ongoing developments and comprised cable percussive boreholes with rotary follow on through the overlying alluvium deposits and into the deeper lying London Clay strata to assist with piled foundation design on behalf of the Client and in conjunction with the Main Contractor, Dawnus Construction Holdings Ltd, London office.
Quantum continues to increase its capability and capacity by purchasing a third TEI drill mast. Our Contracting section have enjoyed a thriving Summer with increased soil nailing and rock anchor projects. The need for additional plant was critical and ensures that we continue to offer highly competitive rates and a diverse range of ground stabilisation and improvement services. Supported by a fleet of Commachio drilling rigs, drill masts, auxiliary equipment and heavy construction plant, instils our Clients with confidence in quality of workmanship.
Carmarthenshire based construction company, Lloyd and Gravell Ltd, in conjunction with Carmarthenshire County Council, appointed Quantum to undertake a second phase of ground investigation at the proposed location of a new Primary School, located in the heart of Gorslas, Carmarthenshire. Following a review of past studies, Quantum scoped the ground investigation including an assessment of historic coal mining risks, environmental and geotechnical appraisals. We are due to complete all investigation works by the end of September 2017.