VHE secure earthworks project in Hesketh
23 August 2017
VHE have enjoyed a successful year so far in relation to inter-company trading with AMCO, working on both engineering and rail related projects. We have successfully completed five projects including the Hunstanton works on the East Coast of England and rail related earthworks and civil engineering on the fast track Trinity Lane footbridge project, site preparation works for the new bridge at Lincoln and restoration/landscaping works at Acton and Stockley in North London and are currently working on an earthworks project in Hesketh near Lancashire.
The earthworks are being carried out to form a new habitat to attract wildlife back into the estuary and improve the existing flood defence embankment (completed in phase one) prior to allowing the area to be subject to tidal inundation by breaching the outer defence flood embankment. The project was divided into three phases with this package of works being the third and final phase. The main works VHE undertook included;
- Temporary works to allow access
- Excavation to form new creeks
- Forming access ramps onto perimeter bund
- Filling to form platform for subsequent construction of a future bird hide
- Infilling of perimeter ditch
- Surface water management
- Excavation of ditches/creeks from perimeter bund over the estuary to tie into river
- Final excavation of four breaches to connect landward creeks into outward creeks
The site includes land owned by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, Natural England and longstanding VHE client, the Environment Agency. Throughout the works VHE liaised with the client and the family who farm the local fields and whose sheep graze on the perimeter bund to manage safe access across a nearby road track for construction plant and allow safe access to the family’s farm machinery and livestock to the out marsh.
The project commenced in March and is due to complete at the end of August 2017.
VHE are one of the UK’s leading land remediation and infrastructure contractors with experience of working to protect our infrastructure and provide environment and coastal protection across the UK. Feel free to contact us now on 01226 320150 or use our quick enquiry form to discuss your requirements.