Constructex have completed repairs to a flood wall located on the River Thames. The wall was suffering from settlement and required extensive underpinning. The scheme required the installation of continuous-flight-auger (CFA) piles which were then structurally connected to the existing flood wall to prevent further settlement. The height of the flood wall was then increased to ensure that the flood wall offered sufficient protection to the area.
The works required an Environment Agency permit to be obtained because the work was being carried out to a flood defence structure.
Constructex acted as Principal Contractor and employed a specialist sub-contractor to install the CFA piles.
The site had difficult access and was occupied a narrow strip along the Thames pathway. Constructex were able to maintain public access along a reduced strip throughout the works.
After the main works were complete Constructex completed finishing works to the paving slabs, brick walls and vegetation along the Thames pathway.
The project duration was approximately 3 months.