A new marina has been developed within an existing lake adjacent to the River Stort in Roydon, Essex. The project included the construction of a 30m long pond lock, sheet piled walls, elevated building platform and piled servicing area.
The project comprised the improvement of a poor quality private road to bring it up to a standard appropriate for adoption by the local authority, Bexley Borough Council. RSA Geotechnics were employed as geotechnical sub-consultant to Waterman Boreham and were appointed to carry out the ground investigation, provide geotechnical design, check and approve the specialist contractor designs and supervise and monitor the earthworks construction aspects of the project.
RSA Geotechnics was commissioned by the National Trust to carry out an investigation at Hatfield Forest in Essex, in connection with upgrading an existing access road along part of its length. Hatfield Forest is the best surviving example in Britain of an ancient royal hunting forest. It represents a managed landscape created by the woodland management techniques of coppicing, pollarding and grazing which have been practised for centuries.
RSA Geotechnics were requested to drill four boreholes at a location where access was restricted, adjacent to a recently completed student accommodation building in central London. The boreholes were required within an approximately 3m wide pathway at basement level between the new building and a retaining wall.
RSA Geotechnics carried out an investigation at a residential property in Pinner, which for some years had shown signs of movement and suffered damage to the superstructure. The property was situated amongst established shrubs and trees including oak, lime, sycamore and willow.
Evesham Avenue is located in the London Borough of Walthamstow and at the time of investigation comprised an area of terraced garages and an abandoned play area. RSA Geotechnics were instructed to undertake a site investigation for a proposed four storey residential development.
A geotechnical and geoenvironmental site investigation was carried out in connection with the redevelopment of West Suffolk College campus in Bury St Edmunds. The project involved the demolition of some of the existing education facilities and the construction of four multi-storey buildings, associated car parking and site access roads.
RSA Geotechnics initially carried out a ground investigation at the Enviro21 Queensway South site in St Leonards-on-Sea, Hastings, East Sussex, for Coastal Innovation Ltd in May 2008. The investigation was required to provide information on the geology beneath the smaller of the two fields forming the Queensway South site, which had not been covered by earlier investigations.
RSA Geotechnics was requested by Babergh District Council to carry out a ground investigation to investigate the condition of Prospect Road, Norton and to provide advice on repair of the road. This investigation was undertaken in conjunction with Suffolk Pavement Evaluation (SPE) who provided detailed remedial design options.
The project consisted of the rehabilitation and extension of the existing operational runway, aprons and taxiways, to take larger modern aircraft. The work was carried out in conjunction with Geomarine, a Guernsey based civil engineering contractor to the specifications of RPS, specialists in airport infrastructure, design construction and airfield technology.