The Water of Leith is the main river flowing through Edinburgh. Though picturesque, it’s been the cause of severe flooding in the nearby residential areas over the years. After Edinburgh experienced its worst flooding in 80 years, three walls along the Water of Leith collapsed. City of Edinburgh Council took action and appointed Lagan Construction to build £11.5million of flood defences along a 2.5km stretch of the river.
trench sheets used
investment by City of Edinburgh Council
stretch of wall to repair
As part of the works, a permanent barrier along the river path was needed to shield the residential areas. Our engineers worked closely with Lagan Construction to design a solution using our trench sheets.
Some of the works would pass through one of the historic areas of the city and in close proximity to houses. In some cases, trench sheets would be as close as 1.5m from houses so accuracy was key.
A variety of our sheets from 5m to 7m were used in the project, including Multisheet 500/6, Multilock and M15. Around 900 trench sheets were used, covering a linear meterage of half a kilometre.
With the trench sheets being driven so closely to residential areas, all movement in the area was closely monitored to ensure the safety of residents.
We gained strong praise from the main contractor for the successful efforts and diligence of the personnel involved.
Our engineered solutions range from standard designs to major projects, through to emergencies. We can also offer an end-to-end service from design and supply through to installation and removal.
We can work with you from initial concept design through to project completion, across all aspects of temporary works.
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