Install at Staples Vegetables Ltd in Sibsey, LincolnshirePosted on: November 12th 2013 • Posted in: Case Studies
Poundfield Precast have completed installation at a second site for Staples Vegetables Ltd, using the innovative Shuttabloc™ walling system.
The project at Sibsey, Lincolnshire, is a similar size to the Staples’ Wrangle site, which was built in 2010.
Staples are the largest producer of brassicas in the UK, and are 100% self-sufficient in green electricity which is produced from their biogas plant. Our retaining walls helped to create this plant.
Shuttabloc is a fantastic alternative to casting retaining walls insitu.
Mark Jardine, Managing Director of Poundfield, said: ‘Traditional precast retaining wall units are suitable for use in most applications; however, when extreme loads are being applied, or if the wall is likely to be struck by loading plant, an alternative method is needed. Usually, this will require a wall to be cast in a continuous length so the loads can be spread along a larger section. Shuttabloc provides such a wall without the need for shuttering on site. This drastically reduces build time, and cuts working at height to a minimum.’
Vernon Read, Production Director of Staples, noted: ‘After the success of our first project using Poundfield’s Shuttabloc at Wrangle, we were keen to repeat it at our second site and once again the installation has gone well. ‘