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Impressive gabion structures provide aesthetic finish to Coed Darcy housing development

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Our ongoing project in South Wales has entered phase 2

In June 2016, Maccaferri Construction installed an 85m gabion cladding wall surrounding the new St. Modwen homes development in Coed Darcy, South Wales. The gabion wall feature is mounted on rock. It was designed by Atkins Cardiff and engineered from 4mm welded gabions with front facing slate stones and 6G gabion fill. The wall height peaks at an impressive 7 metres and lends an aesthetically pleasing finish to the surroundings of the housing development.

Phase 2 started in July 2017 and Maccaferri Construction installed another 8m high gabion wall. The lower part of the wall is directly in front of an exposed rock face and the upper part of the wall is on top of bedrock.

For Phase 2, Encon Construction Ltd were the principle contractors, and Nolan Associates the project consulting engineers for the main client Persimmon Homes.

Coed Darcy translates to ‘Darcy’s Woodland’ and is a regeneration project currently under way in Wales. The site has over 1,000 acres and with a thriving community based in Neath, South Wales, this project will offer great opportunity for people to live and work. The area is situated at junction 43 of the M4 and at the start of the heads of the valleys road, thus providing great transport links for commuters.

Coed Darcy will house more than 10,000 residents and become a sustainable community including retail, leisure, sports, community facilities and acres of green open space. The positive economic impact of this development is estimated to be over £1 billion.

For more information, please contact us.

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