Duke of Northumberland River - anchoring works

thumb_Picture1The Environment Agency is responsible for both the river bed and some of the banks of the Duke of Northumberland's River near Feltham in Middlesex.  Following public consultations, it drew up a list of proposals relating to the management of the land with a view to improving access and reducing public safety risks.  As part of this scheme, it was decided that ground anchors should be used to provide secondary lateral support for a new safety barrier along a stretch of the river.

As approved installers of the Platipus anchoring system, Topbond were approached regarding this project.  Working closely with Platipus, who were responsible for the design of the anchoring system , Topbond were able to offer a solution which was acceptable to the Environment Agency.

Following the installation of a test anchor and consultations with the Environment Agency's geotechnical experts to confirm that the proposed design using SO8EB anchors with a capacity of tendon of 33 kN would be suitable, Topbond installed 61 anchors along the river bank, in readiness for the P4 parapet fencing to be fitted.  They were also responsible for the associated groundworks.