Ground Investigation works have commenced on the East Coker Flood Alleviation Scheme near Yeovil, on behalf of Wessex Water. The scheme involves a series of 25m deep rotary drilled boreholes, in-situ testing and sampling.
Ground Investigation works are well underway in the Churchfields area of Kidderminster. Appointed to undertake a series of trial pits, boreholes and road cores under traffic management and nightshift road closures by Worcester County Council (WCC), Quantum are delighted to be building such a strong relationship with WCC with CH2M Hill (UK) scheme engineers.
Quantum have been appointed Ground Investigation Contractor for the proposed A38 Haldon Hill Green Bridge by Highways England. This is one of several schemes we have been awarded by Highways England across the South West and East Midlands areas. Works are scheduled to commence in late April.
Quantum will commence works in early March on behalf of Dawnus Construction at the Braich Llwyd widening scheme on the B458 near Welshpool. The contract comprises the design and construction of temporary slope stabilisation in the form of soil nails. Approximately 178 No Dywidag R32 soil nails will be installed over an area of 230 square meters by one of our TEI Hem 560 drilling masts mounted on a 20 ton excavator.
Quantum have successfully tendered for the design and construction of foundation piles for the Skydome project at Bluestone resort in Pembrokeshire. Test piles were installed and tested at the end of February and will provide our Designers with information to develop the preliminary pile design which comprised 178 No. 240mm diameter piles. The Skydome is the first development of its kind in the UK and will bring 7000 square meters of the outdoors, indoors!
Quantum start work on HS2. Having targeted the geotechnical requirements for the enabling works and construction phases of HS2, Quantum have just been appointed as ground investigation contractors for the Chipping Warden HS2 Enabling Works project. Providing cable percussive drill rigs, crews and road pavement coring crews complete with NRSWA site personnel, works will commence late February. RPS are fulfilling the role of Investigation Supervisor and our Client.
Quantum have been awarded a contract to stabilise a landslide on the B4286 near Port Talbot. The contract is let by Neath Port Talbot County Council on a design & build basis with all aspects carried out by our in house specialist teams. Vegetation clearance, surveying, preliminary ground investigation drilling as well as pull out tests will be completed in early March with a view to commencing stabilisation works in late March.
Ground Investigation works at Westway Bridge, Newport draw to an end. The programme required one week of nightshifts under full lane closure to enable two of our rotary rigs to install inclinometers and extensometers into the crest of the bridge embankment, followed by one week dayshifts along the toe of the embankment. A six-week monitoring programme is now underway to collect, collate and process the inclinometer and extensometer data by our qualified and highly trained Technicians. We have formed an excellent rapport with client Vinci Concessions during this £86,000 contract.
Another win for the South West Office! Quantum South West has been awarded the ground investigation contract at Exeter University. With a value of >£100k, a full range of geotechnical services are to be provided by Quantum across three areas of the University for planned development; including borehole drilling, instrumentation installation, geophysical surveys and in-situ testing culminating in a Geotechnical Design Report for each area of the site. An exciting local project for our Exeter Office which we are proud to be part of.