Aarsleff Ground Engineering are working with Esh Civils on phase 3 of the Sunderland Strategic Transport Corridor, implementing the geotechnical and retaining wall structures for a new section of dual carriageway connecting the A19 to the Port of Sunderland.
ESH and Aarsleff’s collaboration was key to the success of the project, with the 12m high and 230m long soil nail wall being installed throughout the Covid-19 Pandemic. By securing key materials and utilising their local workforce, Aarsleff was able to commence on schedule and continue to work safely and efficiently throughout the programme.
Value-engineering resulted in the introduction of the soil-nailed wall, which is the largest of the structures under Aarsleff’s scope of works. This was originally intended to be an anchored combi-wall of drilled steel tubes with sheet piles in between, however, by redesigning it as a soil nailed wall, Aarsleff saved a lot of time and money, de-risked the process and created something that was more aesthetically pleasing.
Hear from ESH, the Sunderland City Council and Aarsleff’s team on the success of this project in the video below.