The Brackmills Industrial Estate is now home to a Retail distribution centre for Decathlon Sports
Working as a specialist contractor for Winvic Construction, we provided a design, supply and installation service to construct a gabion wall at the new Decathlon Sports Retail distribution centre at Brackmills Industrial Estate in Northampton.
French sports retail company Decathlon are doubling the size of their distribution operation at Brackmills by developing a 172,000sq. ft. warehouse facility adjacent to their existing logistics hub.
We have installed an 80 m long and 3.5 m high gabion wall to retain an earth embankment at a pinch point with the site boundary. The earth embankment had been created to screen the industrial development from the surrounding countryside and was a key planning requirement. The earth embankment also enabled a large quantity of excavated material to be disposed of within the site boundary and eliminated the need for multiple vehicle journeys to deposit this material away from the site, thus enhancing the green credentials of the project.
The gabion wall was constructed using our polymer coated Galmac Zn-Al 5% double twist woven mesh gabions. The flexible nature of this mesh made it the ideal solution to cope with potential settlement of the earth embankment retained by the gabions. The polymer coating of the Galmac Zn-Al 5% double twist wire mesh will ensure the structure has a design life of 120 years.
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