Rail & Road

CTRL 310 London


Project Details Part of the Channel Tunnel Rail Link (CTRL) is built on Controlled Modulus Columns. Menard suggested this technique to improve the soil along the Thames River in the suburbs of London so that the Eurostar could operate as intended. For this project, Menard used a short mast for the installation of the column [...]

Network Rail Embankment Widening, Avonmouth


OWNER: SITA ENGINEER:  Earth Science Partnership GENERAL CONTRACTOR:  Balfour Beatty Rail MAIN FIGURES:  1,678 Vertical Drains installed to depths between 7-11 metres Project Details As part of the construction of the Severn Energy Recovery Centre (SERC) for SITA, the existing rail network required upgrading. The existing rail link [...]

Bexhill to Hastings Link Road, East Sussex


OWNER: East Sussex County Council ENGINEER:  Mott MacDonald GENERAL CONTRACTOR:  Hochtief and Taylor Woodrow (Joint Venture) MAIN FIGURES:  13,000 Controlled Modulus Columns (CMC), 360-400mm diameter to depths of 4-16m 4,200 Vertical Drains to depths of 10m Project Details The project of Bexhill to Hastings link road consists of [...]

Translink Transport Maintenance Depot, Belfast


OWNER: Translink ENGINEER:  Doran Consulting GENERAL CONTRACTOR:  Henry Brothers MAIN FIGURES:  2,316 Bi-Modulus Columns (BMC), totalling 23,623 linear metres 6 CMC load tests 28 BMC load tests Project Details The development is for the construction of a workshop and associated hard standing for the transport maintenance depot to [...]

Aldi Store and Car Park in Kenmare, Republic of Ireland


OWNER: Aldi ENGINEER:  Downes Associates GENERAL CONTRACTOR:  McDonnel Piling MAIN FIGURES:  912 Vibro Concrete Columns (VCC) with enlarged heads to 8m Project Details MOS Group were contracted to build a new Aldi store and car park. The store and car park were originally designed to be built on [...]

Yeadon Way Railway Embankment, Blackpool


OWNER: Blackpool Borough Council ENGINEER:  Coffey Geotechnical Limited GENERAL CONTRACTOR:  Galliford Try MAIN FIGURES:  1,500 Controlled Modulus Columns to depths of up to 15m Project Details The main arterial road into Blackpool uses a 30 year old railway embankment which was constructed on soft alluvial soils. The embankment [...]

Rail & Road


Menard can provide a range of solutions to meet the varied geotechnical conditions often encountered within the rail & road sector, in order to ensure its long-term reliability.

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