A17 Embankment, Sleaford


Project Description

Scope of works   413 No. Steel Sheet Piles
Client  Lincolnshire County Council
Contractor  Eurovia UK
Construction period  8th January – 9th February 2018

Lincolnshire County Council recently commenced work on its £2.4M valued A17 Sleaford Bypass Embankment Repairs Scheme, part of which involves a complex section of slope stabilisation as the dual carriageway crosses over both the London and North Eastern Railway and East Midlands Trains’ Peterborough-Lincoln Line.

The scheme, which is being funded using part of the £5.4M allocated to the authority by the Department of Transport

(DfT) from its National Productivity Investment Fund to help reduce congestion at key locations and upgrade or improve the maintenance of local highway assets, was awarded to Eurovia Contracting, who are the civil engineering company and construction division of Vinci group company, Eurovia UK.

The scheme has involved a series of sheet piling which has seen the geotechnical subcontract awarded to Aarsleff Ground Engineering, who worked on the embankment opposite the A153 overbridge and the railway bridge to install 413 No. steel sheet piles using their Movax rig to form a retaining a wall.

“The local authority are not only replacing and repairing what is currently an outdated drainage system to ensure rainwater is properly channelled away from the bank to where it should be discharged”, explained one of Aarsleff’s Piling Foreman, Darren Robertson.

“They are also protecting the embankment from slippage over the coming years by not only using steel sheet piles, but by installing soil nails to stabilise the remainder of the embankment”.

Case Study

A leading UK ground engineering specialist, focusing on multi-discipline excellence and value engineering. We design and deliver some of the UK’s largest ground engineering projects.

Our vision is to bring confidence to those constructing the landscape of tomorrow .

1947. Central Jutland, Denmark. Per Aarsleff borrowed 10,000 Danish Kroner from his father’s life insurance, bought an excavator, and founded Northern Europe’s leading contracting company.

Our biggest asset, our team is composed of the leading experts in ground engineering. Working with collaboration and cohesion at the core of our business, we can guarantee a quick and founded answer to all your questions.

We recruit and reward our people based on our ‘Step into the Blue’ company culture, where we embrace the core values of Life and Health, Trust, and Responsibility.

We do everything to ensure our team and yours work safely on our sites. With our core value of Life & Health, we see safety as a cultural pillar.

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The projects that keep society running. Bridges, buildings, transit and rail facilities, embankment support, marine and offshore facilities, mines, airports, and water projects.

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Technically trained estimators and a dedicated, in-house design team means we consider value-engineering at every stage of your project.

More than just a model, Visual Design & Construction is a tool to encourage collaboration and improve quality across all facets of a scheme.

From large commercial sheds to small residential plots, piling could be the foundation solution you need to support your project.

Issues around collapse, slipping or erosion? Our experts in retaining solutions have a broad portfolio of techniques designed to fix even the most nuanced of sites.

Tricky ground conditions or requirements? Aarsleff’s ground engineering team work on stabilisation through a varied range of techniques, bespoke to the properties of your site ground.

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