Barnet Council worked with Wilmot Dixon to develop a depot providing facilities for Barnet’s waste collection
A new waste collection service was being offered and a new depot was to be constructed to achieve this. Macgrid EG40S was used in the pavement reinforcement project in London.
The Oakleigh Road South Vehicle Depot will provide a range of facilities for Barnet’s waste collection service.
Alongside parking facilities for refuse and recycling collection vehicles, the new depot will house a vehicle maintenance building and cleaning bay, refuelling facilities and a covered bulking facility allowing recyclables to be put into larger vehicles for processing outside the borough.
The road make-up at the site entrance/junction off Oakleigh Road South needed to be modified.
To allow the Heavy Goods Vehicle (HGV) operations and accommodate the heavy loadings that affect the pavement structure, the use of a geogrid was considered.
The general site CBR was 3%, but with weak areas of CBR 1%. A reinforced pavement structure was then designed.