Maccaferri UK is constructing two reinforced soil slopes as part of the Markham Vales Regeneration at the old Seymour Colliery in Mastin Moor, Derbyshire.
Maccaferri is working for Fitzwise Ltd. and Derbyshire C.C. on the structures, which will enable the constuction of access roads within the development.
By reinforcing the soil, the slopes can stand at steeper angles, and withstand greater loads than soils in their unreinforced state.
Maccaferri designed the structures which feature two unique soil reinforcement solutions; primary reinforcement is Paragrid and secondary reinforcement is Green Terramesh.
The Green Terramesh system also provides the 70 degree angle facing system for the reinforced soil slope. The Green Terramesh system enables the steep slope face to be revegetated, providing a green finish.
Structural backfill for the reinforced soil slopes was site-won material, which added an environmental benefit to the selection of the Maccaferri solution. This reduced the export and import of construction materials from the site, reducing truck movements and related pollution.
The reinforced soil slopes will be up to 7.5m high.
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