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Drilling and Grouting works in Durham

The Lanchester Wines scheme involves major groundworks in preparation for a £20M bottling plant development adjacent to the company’s existing location.

The new development will practically double, and eventually replace, its existing 120,000 sq ft Greencroft Bottling facility to 220,000 sq ft and take its production capability up from filling 150million litres of wine per year to 400m litres. All the while producing more clean energy than it uses. The site will also see the equivalent of 1m mega watts of solar panels being installed, capable go generating 850,000 kWh a year. The company also plan to use flood water from all the disused coal mines on the site, using potentially world-changing heat pump technology, to provide all the heat it needs for its new bottling facility and more.

Phase 2 includes the grouting of Lanchester Wines’ new state-of-the-art bottling facility that will include a new visitor centre. Absolute Civil Engineering is acting as principal contractor for the grouting works which is being carried out by Aarsleff Ground Engineering and was completed in August 2019.

Following a 12-week programme, Aarsleff utilised its Klemm drilling rigs to bore 707no. holes on a 4.25m grid. Aarsleff then grouted the 24,000m2 area using over 2,600T of grout for the treatment.

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