Category: Retaining Walls

October 19th 2023    •    Posted in: Bespoke concrete, Betaloc, Retaining Walls, Ultra-low carbon concrete

How we helped build a new low carbon home for a polar bear at Jimmy’s Farm & Wildlife Park

It’s not everyday we play a part in providing a new home for a polar bear, but this is exactly what happened when Jimmy’s Farm and Wildlife Park got in touch.

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May 22nd 2023    •    Posted in: L-bloc, Retaining Walls

Poundfield supplies 78 L-shaped retaining walls for the Silvertown Tunnel Project

Heralded for using the UK’s largest Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) at a diameter of 11.91 metres, a new tunnel is being built by Riverlinx Ltd, to connect the Greenwich peninsula and the Silvertown district in London. The project is worth more than £1 billion and includes the construction of a twin-bore road tunnel under the River Thames and will provide a much needed alternative to using the Blackwall tunnel.

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November 16th 2022    •    Posted in: Aquacast, Case studies, Retaining Walls

Aquacast blocks for intertidal estuary defences at Aldeburgh Golf Club

Aquacast blocks were chosen as the preferred solution to reduce the risk of further settlement which would eventually lead to the sinking of the defence walls.

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November 14th 2022    •    Posted in: Alfabloc, Case studies, Retaining Walls

Alfablocs strong enough to withstand space rocket engine testing

We often get excited when we see how our retaining walls are being used by our customers, but we have to be honest and say that the excitement reached new levels recently when we saw this amazing video from Orbex.

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August 19th 2022    •    Posted in: Alfabloc, Industries, L-bloc, Retaining Walls, Waste & Recycling

Retaining walls for High Heavens Waste Transfer Station, Booker, High Wycombe

Poundfield supplied 191 specially designed 3 metre high L-blocs to help meet a forecasted increase in waste of up to 82,000 tonnes.

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August 16th 2022    •    Posted in: Industries, L-bloc, Ports & shipping, Retaining Walls

Earth retaining walls for Port One, Great Blakenham

Catering for the increasing demand for e-commerce warehousing, Port One is a brand new development at Great Blakenham, near Ipswich, providing 90 million cubic feet of storage capacity.

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May 16th 2022    •    Posted in: Aquacast, Events & Exhibitions, Retaining Walls, Sea defence walls

Join us at the Flood & Coast 2022 Conference and Exhibition on 7-9th June 2022

Flood & Coast is a unique event that attracts exhibitors, speakers and visitors from around the world to advance the debate about the impacts of climate change on flood and coastal erosion risk management (FCERM).

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April 21st 2022    •    Posted in: Retaining Walls, Shuttabloc

Shuttabloc retaining wall system explainer video

The Shuttabloc retaining wall system from Poundfield Precast is a unique heavy duty retaining wall system designed to withstand considerable impact from loading plant and to retain higher loads.

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