Preston Hall Park for Redrow Homes

Phi Group were appointed by Redrow Homes to carry out the design, supply & installation of various retaining walls on their development 'The Lawns' at Preston Hall Park in Aylesford Kent. This continued on from the ground improvement work that our colleagues at Keller had previously completed.

The project was not straight forward and the design phase was complicated, with Phi Group developing a retaining wall scheme that was cost effective, buildable, but also fitted within the site constraints that were present on site.

We installed one of our BBA Certified Permacrib timber crib retaining wall systems in one area of the site. This was 145m long with a retained height approaching 3.0m. The Permacrib system is ideal for residential projects as it is aesthetically pleasing and very quick to build. With BBA Certification giving a 60 year service life it will offer retaining for years to come.

In one area of the site a vertical solution was required, as the lean back and structure depth of the Permacrib system could not be accommodated. We therefore proposed the use of our Titan modular block face reinforced soil system. Using steel ladder reinforcement, the levels behind the wall were raised in layers up to finished ground level. As can be seen from the photographs, the structure was built on the site boundary.

Once the design had been agreed, speed was of the essence. Therefore we allocated three of our directly employed gangs to site to ensure that the project was completed as quickly as possible.

This project really highlights our solutions lead approach to projects, and the depth of our resources, that will ensure your project is completed on time and on budget.