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Strood Riverside


VolkerStevin was awarded a contract from Medway Council to improve flood defences and raise ground levels at Strood Riverside in Medway, South East England.

Medway Council successfully secured £3.5m from the Government’s Local Growth Fund through the South East Local Enterprise Partnership for the flood defence works.

The project is a collaboration between VolkerHighways, VolkerStevin, VolkerGround Engineering and VolkerBrooks.

VolkerStevin’s package includes constructing a new 850 metre long steel sheet pile river wall, demolition of an existing concrete storage building, remediation works and the installation of 10,000 prefabricated vertical drains.

Realignment of the carriageway, away from the watercourse, will be carried out by VolkerHighways. VolkerGround Engineering and VolkerBrooks will collaborate together to procure and install the new steel sheet pile wall and undertake awarded steel fabrication works.

VolkerGround Engineering was awarded a £1.6 million contract by VolkerStevin to install 9,800m2 of sheet piled retaining wall to raise the flood defences along Strood Riverside. VolkerGround Engineering used an ABI TM 13/16 leader rig to complete the majority of the works.

741m2 of sheet piles are being installed using a ZU100 silent press within vibration sensitive areas such as a railway bridge and public house.

VolkerGround Engineering’s work on the project commenced in July 2018. The overall project is planned for completion in April 2019.

Facts and figures

  • Client
    Medway Council
  • Main Contractor
  • Value
  • Commencement Date
    July 2018
  • Completion Date
    Expected November 2018
  • Project categories
    Sheet Piling